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DHS Assistant Principal Search Underway

As most of you know, Mrs. Yankee will be leaving us at the end of this school year. We are currently in the midst of the search to fill this position. Please see the information below regarding the three finalists and the next steps in the process.

Finalist Profiles

Jennifer M. Dolan

Jennifer is the current Dean of Students at Weymouth High School. In her current role, she is responsible for the Class of 2025. This role includes, but is not limited to: resolving discipline issues while adhering to restorative justice and progressive discipline approaches; leading daily Student Intervention Team meetings, evaluating and providing feedback to teachers; planning and executing Professional Development days for the district.

To learn more about Jennifer, please see her resume here.

Steve Martin

Steve is the current Assistant Principal for Woburn High School. In this role, he works collaboratively with the principal to raise awareness and educate staff on cultural responsiveness and diversity, equity, and inclusion. His leadership style is founded on collaboration, accountability, and equity. He is certified in TCIS (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools) and is well versed in MTSS and other intervention models.

To learn more about Steve, please see his resume here.

Kelly M. Cook

Kelly is the current Bourne Public Schools 6-12 Curriculum Director. Her current position gives her experience with observation and evaluation, overseeing curriculum development, planning and facilitating professional development, and regular review of Bourne’s program of studies. She is skilled in Understanding by Design and Universal Design for Learning. She is also a member of the Inclusion and Equity Committee.

To learn more about Kelly, please see her resume here.

Finalist Site visits and Student, Staff, and Community Forums - Week After April Break



Tuesday, April 26

Steve Martin

Wednesday, April 27

Jennifer M. Dolan

Thursday, April 28

Kelly M. Cook


Agenda for Finalist Visits to DHS






Parent Meet and Greet

Guidance Conference Room


15 min break



Meet with secretaries, paras, nurses

Guidance Conference Room


Meet with counselors, psychologists, and teachers 

Guidance Conference Room


                                15 min break



Classroom walkthroughs and debrief with Mr. Forrest and Mr. Cavanaugh

SRO Meet and Greet

Main Office & Principal’s Office


Focus Group with Central Office Staff

Guidance Conference Room


Working Lunch with Teacher Drop-In

Guidance Conference Room


Student Focus Group

Guidance Conference Room


Department Heads and Directors

Guidance Conference Room


Wrap-up with Principal

Principals Office