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July 2018 Intro Letter

Dear O’Maley Families,

It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce myself to you as the new Principal of O’Maley Innovation Middle School. I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the Gloucester community. I visited often while growing up in Framingham, and as an adult with my husband and daughter. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you as I grow to think of O’Maley as my home.

I spent the last 21 years in the Concord Public Schools, teaching at the elementary and middle school levels before becoming the assistant principal, then principal at the middle school. In my most recent position as the K12 Digital LIteracy Administrator, I assisted teachers and principals with integrating technology into learning, which was very rewarding. However, my favorite time, and the catalyst for my move to Gloucester, was the seven years I spent as Principal at Concord Middle School. There is nothing better than spending days guiding growing learners making the journey from childhood into adolescence, and supporting the adults who are dedicated to helping them do so. My aspiration as I join O’Maley is to collaborate with the staff and parent communities to provide an invigorating learning environment in which students are curious and engaged, and from which they emerge as lifelong learners and active community members. O’Maley already has a variety of programs and experiences in place that generate excitement in its learners. I am thrilled to become a member of the community, and humbled to have been appointed to lead it.

As parents or guardians, you hold the key to understanding our students, your children. Our home-school partnership will provide a foundation not only for academic  learning, but also for encouraging curiosity and safe risk-taking. I invite you to meet with me to talk about O’Maley and to help me get to know it from a family perspective. Students are welcome to come along or to schedule on their own as well!

Please reflect on these questions, then let’s get together to talk:

  • What works well at O’Maley? What do you value?

  • What should we work on improving?

  • What else do you want me to know about your child, family, or school experience overall?

Though I will of course be available when school is in session, I have created a schedule for the summer so that I can meet people before the start of the school year. Below are dates and times I will be available. Please email me at or call Christine LeVeille in the O’Maley office at (978) 281-9850‬ to schedule. If you cannot make any of the listed times, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we will find another.

July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27: Mondays, 7am to 3pm, Tues - Fri,  7am to 12pm
August 13-14 & 16, 20-24, 27-30: 7am to 3:00pm

If you would prefer to send your thoughts along in writing, please link here to complete and submit this form.

I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you.

Best Regards,

Lynne Beattie, Principal