The Hull Public Schools this week announced two administrative promotions that will change the leadership structure of the Jacobs Elementary School next year.
Superintendent Judith Kuehn said that Jacobs Principal Christine Cappadona will move out of her current role to become director of curriculum and assessment districtwide. Assistant Principal Kyle Shaw will replace her in the top job at the elementary school.
Cappadona has worked in Hull for 22 years, starting as a fourth-grade teacher and serving as assistant principal before being promoted to principal in 2015. In her new position, she will develop staff training, analyze student data, and develop school-wide intervention and enrichment programs for students.
“I have seen tremendous growth in the Hull Public Schools over my 22 years and look forward to building on the strong foundation our staff and administrators have worked hard to implement across the district,” Cappadona said. “I am excited to serve as an instructional leader supporting the district’s initiatives at all three schools, collaborating with staff across the district, and providing leadership to ensure equity for all students to achieve their fullest potential.”
Shaw began his career in the Hull Public Schools in 2008 as a physical education teacher. He also has been the supervisor of attendance and the sexual harassment grievance officer for the elementary school, which has 60 staff members and 385 students in grades preK-5. Additionally, he is the founder of South Shore Surf Camp, the first of its kind in Massachusetts.
“It is my sincere pleasure to be able to continue my work at Jacobs Elementary in my new role as principal,” Shaw said. “I’m so lucky to have been able to observe Christine Cappadona as principal and I am excited to take what I have learned into my new role and continue to serve the students, families in the Jacobs community.”
Cappadona holds a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial accounting from Regis University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Fairfield University. Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Salve Regina University, a master’s in elementary education from Lesley University, and completed the Graduate Education Leadership program at Curry College.
“We are so excited for Mrs. Cappadonna and Mr. Shaw to start their new positions within the Hull Public Schools,” Kuehn said. “Appointing them to their positions supports the district’s goal to employ and retain personnel who are motivated, always strive for excellence and are committed to providing a better educational environment for all our students.”
— Christopher Haraden