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Meet the team

Teresa Sullivan, PhD, is a veteran Massachusetts high school principal and professional development provider. She has participated in international school administrator delegations to Finland and Germany, and has authored  “The Educationalization of Student Emotional and Behavioral Health: Alternative Truth”, 2018, Palgrave Pivot, New York. 

                            As the Principal of Abington High School,  Dr. Sullivan built strong teams and a purposeful     

                         culture leading to the coveted US DOE Blue Ribbon in 2018 as ONE of only seven Exemplary

                         Gap Closing traditional public high schools in Massachusetts in the last decade. She is an

                         administrator mentor for the Massachusetts School Administrators' Association (MSAA) and

                         was also an instructor for the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals' Association

                         (MESPA) licensure program. 

Terri has recently presented locally and nationally:

  • Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA)

  • Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

  • National Blue-Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference, Orlando, FL

  • National Youth-at-Risk Conferences, San Antonio, TX and Savannah, GA

As a former high school History teacher, Curriculum Director, Assistant Principal and Principal, Terri brings substantial authenticity to professional development in public education. Her research, education, and passion for public policy and social justice provide a powerful context for her work. Terri is a skilled and engaging  instructor, sharing important wisdom and wit. 


Laura Louko, M.Ed.

Curriculum Director Pk-12 


Kim McHugh, M.A.

ELA Teacher

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Dympna Thomas, Ph.D.

Executive Director, PAC


Jason Scott, M.Ed.

Department Head, History

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Peter Serino, M.Ed.

Athletic Director


Kristin Ferioli, M.Ed.

Director of Guidance

Named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2018.

Abington High School - 1 of 7 traditional public high schools in Massachusetts in a decade (2012-2021) to be recognized as an Exemplary Gap Closing School. 

Massachusetts Commended Schools -2017 
Closing achievement gaps between low income and students with special needs and increasing graduation rates.

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