Principals

Early Learning Center: Mr. Peter Dolan, Principal

Hello to the ELC families!!! I am so very excited to be the new principal of your school. For the past 6 years I have been the assistant principal at the Linden STEAM Academy. Before that, I was at Essex Aggie Technical & Agricultural High School, Endicott College, and Salem High School. I have been an athletic trainer, physical education and health teach, athletic director, and assistant principal at the high school level. I also am proud to serve the district as the School Safety coordinator.

I can’t wait for the school year to begin! I know that we will have fun while helping your child with differentiated instruction to meet his/her specific needs. We will also work hard on developing your child in all areas including social and emotional learning. The staff at the ELC is phenomenal, dedicated, nurturing, and filled with compassion for their profession. I feel so fortunate to be starting this new chapter in my educational career alongside them every day. We are proud to be the beginning of your educational experience with the Malden Public Schools! If you should need anything, please reach out to us at any time. Have a great school year everyone!!

Beebe School K-8: Ms. Barbara O’Brien, Interim Principal

It is my great pleasure to have joined the Malden Public Schools for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year as Interim Principal of the Beebe School.  As we move forward this year, the Beebe community will continue to move forward as a dynamic, student-centered learning environment that recognizes its commitment to every student with a growth mindset where every student can succeed.  We continue to pursue a path of embracing our diversity as we seek to become a welcoming, inclusive school focused on the whole child through effective communication and collaboration between all stakeholders – students, staff, parents, and the Malden community.  In this way we will prepare our students for success in our global world.

Ferryway School K-8: Mr. Abdel Sepúlveda, Principal

“Our mission is to provide a safe and secure learning environment where students are able to work towards reaching their maximum potential.”

Welcome to the Ferryway School!

It is a great honor to be our school’s principal. I am originally from Puerto Rico but Malden is my home now. Education is my passion. It is what drives me in life mostly because I had great educators in school. It is my goal that the students entrusted to us have a similar or better school experience!

Our school’s core values are empathy, perseverance, responsibility, respect, and motivation. They guide our students and educators to approach teaching and learning with determination and joy. Our students always come first to us. They are our raison d’être. We believe that every one of our students can and will learn. We teach them to take academic risks and to not give up when they do not get it right the first try. Our school is a living example of what hard work, love for education, and strong teacher leadership do for student achievement every day.

If you are a parent/guardian, please come in, say hi, and learn about the many ways you can assist us in our mission. If you are a neighbor, please know that we want to work with you to make our community stronger and to continue to create a space where our students can thrive emotionally, academically, and physically.

Forestdale School K-8: Mr. Donald Concannon, Principal

I would like to welcome all our Forestdale families back to school. I am very excited to be your principal for the third year at the Forestdale School, and it is my hope that as the year progresses you will get to know your child’s teacher staff, the programs and the policies we offer at the Forestdale School. It is the goal of all our staff at the Forestdale to work with you to create a rich learning environment for all students. Student success is a shared responsibility between the school teachers, staff, students and parents. I hope as parents/guardians that you will partner with us and become active participants in your child’s education. Education is a joint venture between school and home. As we work with our students to help them learn about the world around them through the prescribed curriculum, we very much appreciate the support that parents/guardians give their children at home as they strive to reach their learning goals. Here at the Forestdale School we value the whole child, we look to nurture success socially emotionally and academically through our partnership with families. The foundation of a successful school is the cooperation between the students, staff, parents and community. Parents are a vital part of the Forestdale School Community. Your contributions are invaluable to the school through volunteer time and support of school activities. We look forward to working with you and developing a relationship that will assist in the growth of your child/children.

“Learning is the best of all wealth. It is easy to carry. Thieves cannot steal it.”

Naladiyar-Divya. “”quoted” #25.” Education World:. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2015.

Sincerely,
Donald P. Concannon

Linden School K-8: Mr. Timothy Ruggere,  Principal

My name is Timothy Ruggere and I am the Principal of Linden STEAM Academy.  I am thrilled to be here!  I have been a Principal for the past eleven years. I served as Principal of Triton Regional High School for two years and 7 years as Principal of Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, a 1,200 student middle school with a strong STEM focus.  Prior to Ottoson, I was the Principal of Dedham Middle School for two years.  This year, I hope to continue to grow and develop all of the wonderful programs here at Linden while at the same time build relationships with the teachers, students and community members.  I am eager to work with staff to create new opportunities for students here at Linden and strive to develop connections with the vast amount of higher learning institutions in the area.  I am learning quite a bit in the short time that I have been at Linden but I am looking forward to a wonderful year and years working with all of you!

Salemwood School K-8: Dr. Jose Salgado, Principal

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to the Salemwood School. Our community of teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff are here to support your children in their academic and personal growth, preparing them to be the future leaders of our country. Our students are encouraged to explore the world, to know themselves, to respect and learn from others, and to participate in creating a better world.

Families are an important and essential part of the work we do at the Salemwood. Parents and guardians are always welcome to join us in the noble work of teaching our young to become the best people, the best professionals, the best students, and empowered, active participants in our democracy.

The Salemwood School prides itself in the diversity of its students, celebrating our ethnic backgrounds, languages, religions and world views, traditions, and cultures. We embrace our differences and come together through the values we share: respect, meaningful relationships, character building, learning, and service to the community.

We strive to create a rigorous, caring and supportive learning environment for every student, where they can excel in the sciences, the arts, sports and other activities that enhance their educational experience.

As a principal, my door is always open for all parents, community members, teachers and students who wish to support all aspects of the school. I invite you to come and be part of our wonderful, diverse, and committed community of teachers, students, and parents.

At the service of the children of Malden,
Dr. José A. Salgado
Principal

Malden High School: Mr. Christopher Mastrangelo,  Principal

Hello Malden High School families,

Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children everyday.  Thank you for trusting us with your most prized possession.  This is not a task that we take lightly.  Every morning roughly 1,900 students walk through the door ready to learn.  At the same time, roughly 150 staff members walk through the door eager to educate.

I have had the honor of working in this community for the past nine years.  In that time, I have come to see just how special and unique this community and the people who live here are.  We work everyday to foster an atmosphere that builds upon our strengths and recognizes and improves our areas of growth.  I welcome you to join us as we move towards providing your children with the best possible education.


Directors

Mr. Charles Conefrey: Director of Athletics, Physical Education / Health
Dr. Douglas Dias:  Director of STEM K-12
Ms. Janice Raymond: Director of Literacy and Title I
Dr. Yvonne Endara: Director of English Language Education and Title III
Ms. Natalia Santiago Brennan: Instructional Technology Director
Ms. Patricia Tramondozzi: Director of Nursing