Update on Search for HHS Principal

Good afternoon Hillie Families,

I am writing to update you on the Haverhill High School principal search. As you know, Kevin Soraghan has stepped in and stepped up as interim principal of Haverhill High School this year. He has worked closely this fall with another long-time Haverhill retired Principal, Roland Boucher, to lead the staff and students.

Mr. Soraghan took on the role in July and has worked tirelessly since. He informed us early on that, as a retiree, he enjoyed winters in Florida. A plan was developed where Mr. Soraghan and Mr. Boucher would share the responsibilities of HHS principal across the year, with Mr. Soraghan taking his well-deserved break in the cold winter months. Following the winter break, Mr. Soraghan will begin his well-deserved rest, and Mr. Boucher will take-on the role of building lead; Associate Principal Lu and the dedicated team of Assistant Principals will accompany him. 

Mr. Soraghan will return to the team to enjoy spring sports and wrap up the school year when the snow stops falling.

While this action plan has supported the return of many expectations and routines at Haverhill High School, and we greatly appreciate Mr. Soraghan and Mr. Boucher for their dedication to the School and the City, it is time to re-open our search for a Principal of Haverhill High School.

In the coming weeks, we will post the Haverhill High Principal position for the 23-24 school year. We will be going out with a competitive salary, as HHS is a large and complex school. We need an experienced and dedicated leader. Our search will be extensive, and we will not compromise on quality. Upon returning from winter break, a search team will be assembled, including students, teachers, administration, community representatives, and school committee members. Please be on the lookout for more information if you are interested in joining the search team.

Thank you and happy holidays,

Margaret Marotta EdD
Superintendent of Schools