August 8, 2022

Marybeth Callanan Named Assistant Principal of Seekonk’s Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School


Seekonk – Superintendent Dr. Rich Drolet and Principal David Graf are pleased to announce the appointment of Marybeth Callanan as the new Assistant Principal of the Mildred H. Aitken Elementary School.

"Marybeth's passion for supporting students, families and educators was strongly conveyed in her interview," Principal Graf said. "I have no doubt that she will fully support the Aitken school community in her new role."
Assistant Principal Callanan comes to Seekonk from the Fairhaven Public Schools, where she currently serves as Assistant Principal of the Leroy L. Wood Elementary School. Prior to serving as Assistant Principal in Fairhaven, she held the position of School Adjustment Counselor of the New Bedford Public Schools and Assistant Principal with the Claremont School District in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Assistant Principal Callanan’s educational experiences include serving as a district McKeinney Vento and DCF Coordinator, helping to support students as they transition housing situations for a variety of reasons. In addition, she was heavily involved in her school’s K-2 W.I.N. (What I Need) intervention initiative, designed to provide academic supports to all students within the school day.

In her current role as assistant principal, Assistant Principal Callanan has worked on various committees including the school’s leadership team, school council, elementary administrative team, safety team, and the district administrative team.

A resident of Seekonk, Assistant Principal Callanan earned two degrees from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She first earned her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2007 and later her master’s degree in 2012.

Eight applicants applied for the Assistant Principal position to replace Heidi Brooks, who had been serving as interim assistant principal since January. A search committee including Aitken Elementary School Principal Graf and Aitken Elementary School staff interviewed Assistant Principal Callanan and several other candidates. Following the initial interviews with the search committee, Assistant Principal Callanan was forwarded to Superintendent Drolet as one of two finalists for the position.

"Mrs. Callanan will be a great addition to our district leadership team," Superintendent Drolet said. "On behalf of the entire district I would like to welcome her to the Seekonk Public Schools."

Assistant Principal Callanan will officially join the Seekonk Public Schools on July 1.


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