Lynn Superintendent Catherine Latham announced the hiring of two new principals at the Breed and Pickering Middle Schools today.
- Julie Louf has been assigned to Breed Middle School. B.A. in Psychology from Assumption College, Master's in Special Education from Salem State, CAGS in Educational Leadership from Salem State. Employed by LPS for 11 years as a special education teacher, guidance counselor, and vice principal at Breed for 4 years. Has directed the School Improvement Planning Team and is a member of the Parent School Council and the Breed Middle School Crisis Team. Goals for Breed include improved teaching through the development of professional learning communities, a renewed focus on program evaluation, further use of student data to improve instruction, and continued attention to school climate and community building.
- Kevin Rittershaus has been assigned to Pickering Middle School. B.A. in English from Salem State, M.Ed in School Administration from Salem State. Employed by LPS for 14 years as an elementary music teacher, middle school English teacher, curriculum and instruction lead teacher and as vice principal of Pickering for 5 years. Goals for Pickering include increased focus on classroom instruction and the Common Core.