Douglas R. White Jr., Superintendent of Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union # 55, has announced that Ms. Vanessa Harvey and Ms. Kelly Chouinard will be joining the administrative team at the Old Rochester Regional School District. Harvey will be the new Assistant Principal at the high school, while Chouinard will be the new Assistant Principal for the junior high school.
Harvey has been the Assistant Principal at the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School in Lakeville since 2016. Prior to being the Assistant Principal, she was a Spanish Teacher and Unified Arts Curriculum Leader at Freetown-Lakeville Middle School from 2013 to 2016. Prior to going to Freetown-Lakeville, Harvey was a Spanish Teacher at Norwood High School from 2009-2013.
Harvey received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Stonehill College. She has a Masters degree in School Administration from Providence College. Harvey lives in Marion with her husband and two children.
As an administrative leader, Harvey brings a collaborative leadership style that allows the opportunity for all voices to be heard while making good decisions in the best interest of children. She is knowledgeable in the areas of curriculum development, educator evaluations, and social-emotional learning, which will be beneficial as the district implements its’ Vision 23 strategic plan. In addition, she has strong communications and organizational skills that will help to provide leadership and guidance to the students and staff ORR high school.
For the last four years, Chouinard has been the Assistant Principal at Brennan Middle School in Attleboro. Prior to being the assistant principal in Attleboro, Chouinard was the Assistant Principal at the Westport Community School in Westport, MA from 2013 to 2015. Before moving into administration, Ms. Chouinard was a high school English teacher from 2007 to 2013 at Westport High School.
Chouinard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has a Masters degree in School Administration from American International College. She lives in Dartmouth.
As an administrator, Chouinard is an educational leader who uses a cooperative leadership style to improve the teaching and learning of all students. She has knowledge and experience in the writing curriculum that is aligned with State Standards to help close the achievement gap for all students. Chouinard has developed effective discipline protocols and systems to implement restorative justice practices that hold students accountable for their actions while reducing the need for students being out of the classroom.
Harvey and Chouinard are experienced educators and highly respected by their colleagues. As a district, we look forward to both of them coming onboard in July.