July 15, 2024

Seekonk Public Schools Welcomes New Elementary and Middle School Assistant Principals

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Seekonk -- Superintendent Rebecca Kidwell is pleased to announce that Seekonk Public Schools has welcomed two new assistant principals for the 2023-2024 school year.

Jessica Borges has been appointed as Assistant Principal of Aitken Elementary School and Matt Scott has been appointed as Assistant Principal of Hurley Middle School.

"On behalf of Seekonk Public Schools, I would like to welcome Jessica and Matt to the Seekonk community," said Superintendent Kidwell. "As we transition into the beginning of the school year, I look forward to both Jessica and Matt acclimating themselves to their new schools and meeting our students and their families upon their return from summer break."

Jessica Borges

Borges joins Seekonk Public Schools with more than 20 years of experience in education. She most recently served as an assistant principal at Pleasant View Elementary in Smithfield, R.I., where she worked closely with the principal to oversee the daily operations of the school among her many other responsibilities.

Borges worked at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School in Rhode Island, where she served as an intervention specialist and taught Kindergarten and Grade 1, culminating as Interim Principal.

Borges brings a philosophy of education that revolves around creating a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child feels valued, supported, and challenged to reach their full potential.

Borges holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Salve Regina University, a Master's of Education in Literacy from Providence College, and a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from Rhode Island College.

Matt Scott

Scott has more than 12 years of educational experience, with six of those years in an administrative capacity. He most recently served as Vice Principal of the Resiliency Preparatory Academy in Fall River. Scott also served as the director of operations and as a physical education and health teacher.

During his tenure in Fall River, Scott co-founded the student leadership council (SLC) with the primary focus of the group being to provide students with leadership roles within their school and service opportunities within their community. He also previously led the Weightlifting and Strength Training after-school program.

He began his career at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School as a physical education teacher.
Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in criminal science from Mount Ida College and a Master's of Secondary Education and Initial Licensure Program from Endicott College.

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