May 29, 2022

D-R Regional School District Announces Administrative Changes for 2022-2023


Dighton-Rehoboth- Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anthony C. Azar announced today that the regional school district will have several administrative changes for the 2022-2023 School Year.

The D-R Regional High School principal, Dr. John Gould, will be leaving the district at the end of the school year and the district thanks Dr. Gould for his 5 years of service. We also wish Dr. Gould all the best as he sets out to write another chapter for his next educational endeavor.

Also leaving the high school is the CTE Director, Mrs. Diane Rose. We extend our gratitude for her work and wish her the best in her new educational experience at Cape Cod Technical High School.

Serving as the principal for the high school beginning July 1st, 2022 will be one of its current Asst. Principals, Mrs. Gail DeCecco. “Gail began teaching in 2008. From 2008-2019, she was a secondary English teacher, department leader, instructional coach, and administrator in Providence Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, English, a middle school teaching certificate, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Prior to teaching, she worked in human services where she supported youth and adults with disabilities,” Azar said. Gail and her husband, for several years, were therapeutic foster parents for youngsters with special needs. In addition, she is a proud military spouse, mother, and grandmother.

Fun fact: Mrs. DeCecco attended North Rehoboth Elementary School K-2.

In addition to both Dr. Gould leaving the district and Mrs. DeCecco assuming the role of principal next year, we wish Mrs. Katelyn Lima all the best as she transfers from the high school to the Asst. Prin. position at Dighton Elementary School. She will be replacing Mrs. Ashley Fullen who has accepted a position at Bristol Agricultural and Technical High School. We wish Ashley all the best in her future endeavors.

Katelyn comes to DES as:
1. Assistant Principal at DRRHS for the past 4.5 years
2. Previously in Taunton for 10 years which included being a Special Education Teacher at the HS level and an ABA Therapist at the Elem. level
3. Completed CAGS in Educational Leadership from BSU and currently completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UMASS Lowell

Both Mrs. Lima and Mrs. DeCecco will be sending introductory letters to their respective school communities. A search for the two Assistant Principal positions and CTE Director at the high school will commence immediately.


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