McLaughlin Becomes Interim Associate Principal at HHS

Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully.

Change is in the air at Haverhill High School as administrators prepare for the Sept. 1 start of classes.

Kevin McLaughlin, 10th grade assistant principal since November, 2014, was recently named the new interim associate principal at Haverhill High School. McLaughlin replaces Associate Principal Tricia Fleming, who resigned at the end of the last school year, according to Superintendent James F. Scully. Haverhill High Principal Beth Kitsos recommended the interim appointment. McLaughlin is a former science teacher who is “dedicated to helping every student excel.”

“Mr. McLaughlin is an extremely hard working, devoted educator who has a knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm for student learning,” Scully said. “Kevin’s foremost focus is always the best interests of all students. In addition, he firmly believes that each student should be provided with opportunities to excel in all school programs in order to prepare for their futures and has the highest expectations for teachers and students.”

McLaughlin, who holds a bachelor’s from Boston University in Biology and Science and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Salem State University, began his career as science teacher in Marblehead before entering administration, first as a dean in the Revere Public Schools and later as an assistant principal/principal at Triton Regional schools. Last November, McLaughlin was hired as an assistant principal at Haverhill High.

The job of interim assistant principal has been posted, Scully added. The appointment of McLaughlin as interim associate principal will be in effect until Dec. 31. Details on finding a permanent replacement for Fleming were not announced by deadline.