Old Rochester Regional School District Superintendent Doug White announced this week that Charles E. Egan will take over as Old Hammondtown School interim principal with the departure of Matt D’Andrea.
D’Andrea announced in September that he accepted the position of assistant superintendent with the Martha’s Vineyard School District. White had recommended at the time that the district look for an interim solution, and Egan fits the bill.
Egan, a Mansfield resident, recently retired as principal at the Hanover Middle School in Hanover where he had been since 2007, according to a statement released by White. Prior to being the Principal in Hanover, Egan was the Assistant Principal in Holliston from 1996 to 2007 and also held posts as Dean of Students at Nashoba Regional High School in the Nineties, as well as the Athletic Director in Franklin from 1988 to 1992. Egan started his teaching career in Natick in 1979.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology from Fitchburg State College and a Master of Education from Northeastern University.
“Egan is a lifelong learner who continues to take course work to keep up with the demands of the education field,” White said. “As an administrative leader, Egan believes the most important attribute for a school leader is to keep the best interest of students paramount in all decision making. He also understands the importance of working with parents as partners in their children’s education. Egan is an advocate of the use of technology to support instruction, 21st-century skills, and parent communication.
Egan will take the reins on October 28 and remain at OHS until the end of the school year.
By Shawn Badgley