August 16, 2022

D-R Regional School Announces New Dorothy L. Beckwith Principal

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Rehoboth- Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anthony C. Azar announced today that Dr. Steven Donovan will be the next principal of the Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School.

Dr. Azar said, “Steven was a former colleague of mine when he served as the Superintendent of the Acushnet Public Schools. Steven is excited to return to the middle school level and serve the Beckwith Middle School Community and we are looking forward for Dr. Donovan to start on July 1st.”

“Dr. Donovan started his educational career as a middle school guidance counselor in Acushnet where he taught social-emotional learning classes, provided individual and group counseling, and performed other counseling responsibilities. He then was named the Middle School Principal and Superintendent of the PK-8 school district. He served eleven years in Acushnet as Superintendent until leaving to take on his current position as the Executive Director of a special education collaborative,” Azar said.

Dr. Donovan has a BA in History from UMass Amherst, a Masters in School Counseling from Bridgewater, a CAGS in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northeastern.

Dr. Azar thanked the search committee made up of administrators, staff and parents that held initial interviews for the position. Dr. Donovan will be sending out a letter of introduction to the Beckwith Middle School Community in the near future.

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