A Letter from the HWRSD Leadership Team

Dear Members of the HWRSD Community,

Recent local, national, and global events have led us to reflect upon our own practices to ensure that everyone in the Hamilton Wenham Regional School District feels connected with a true sense of belonging.  All members of our school district need to feel both physically and psychologically safe in order to reach their full potential as learners.  

At this time, we want to restate our commitment to all members of our school community regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.  We will continue to work to ensure our schools are welcoming communities where every member is respected and valued for who they are. We will continue to create a school climate where diversity is celebrated.  

The Hamilton Wenham Regional School District strives for excellence as we continually look for ways to better ourselves and the communities we serve.  We hold high expectations for staff and students alike as we work to educate our children to become young adults who are of good character and demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to be successful members of our global economy and engaged citizens of the 21st Century.  As the diversity in the Hamilton Wenham School District continues to grow, it is critical we approach our work with high levels of cultural proficiency. We are in a unique position to ensure that cultures are seen, honored, experienced, respected, affirmed and valued. As stated in our Mission and Vision statement, our core beliefs include the belief in our shared responsibility to develop the whole child, including academic abilities, and physical and emotional well-being.  We also hold the belief that engaged citizens of the 21st Century must demonstrate respect for themselves, other people and their cultures, and our environment.

We hope you will join us in these efforts both at home, in schools, and in the greater community.


The Leadership Team of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District:

Michael M. Harvey, Ed.D., Superintendent

Jeff Sands, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Administration

Kathy Harris, Managing Director of Student Services

Peggy McElhinney, Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

Kristen Lazzaro, Ed.D., Director of Guidance and Counseling

Alan Taupier, Director of Technology

Eric Tracy, HWRHS Principal

Bryan Menegoni, HWRHS Assistant Principal

Craig Hovey, MRMS Principal

Liz Lovell, MRMS Assistant Principal

Jenn Clifford, Cutler School Principal

Chris Heath, Winthrop School Principal

Brian O’Donoghue, Buker School Principal

Kristen Flaherty, 6-12 Coordinator of Special Education

Dawn Kraunelis, K-5 Coordinator of English Language Arts

Maureen Smith, K-5 Coordinator of Special Education



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