Masconomet School District welcomes three new administrators

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BOXFORD — Superintendent Michael Harvey is pleased to announce that the Masconomet School District is welcoming three new trustees for the 2022-2023 school year.

Lynne Bennett joins the district as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Eva Hughes has been chosen as the new head of the social studies department (7-12). Robert McCarthy will serve as director of safety and security.

Lynne Bennett

Bennett joins the district from Arlington Public Schools, where she served for seven years as the special education administrator at Arlington High School.

Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and a master’s degree from Simmons University, and received a Certificate in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College. She is also a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has training in problem mediation and collaborative problem solving.

She has worked in special education in public schools and in private therapeutic schools. She has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout her career.

Eva Hughes

Hughes comes to Masconomet from Wayland Public Schools, where she worked for 17 years.

Hughes began her career in New Hampshire, where she taught special education and social studies. At Wayland High School, she worked as a social studies teacher and educational coach. Hughes also played a prominent role during the COVID-19 pandemic. She developed and coordinated a distance learning program for blended teaching and provided professional development to support teachers.

Hughes earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a master’s degree from Endicott College.

Robert McCarthy

McCarthy has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years, most recently as Director of Security at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.

McCarthy began his career as a corrections officer at Billerica Reformatory, rising in rank and responsibility. For 11 years he was principal of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department Youth Public Safety Academy, which served 1,500 cadets each summer. While in the Sheriff’s Department, he was a member of the School Threat Assessment and Response System within the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council. He has also held security management positions at other hotels.

McCarthy holds a degree in criminal justice from Middlesex Community College and studied management development at Boston University Corporate Education Center.

He is a US Army veteran and is EMT certified.

“We are delighted to welcome these talented professionals to Masconomet,” Superintendent Harvey said. “They all bring a wealth of experience in their fields and will help us grow stronger as a school district.”

Joining the Masconomet Regional School District are, left to right, Social Studies Department Chair Eva Hughes, Director of Safety and Security Robert McCarthy and Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Lynne Bennett. (Photos courtesy of Masconomet Regional School District)

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