Mark Hurrie is the principal of the John F. Kennedy School, a K-8 in Somerville Public School, an urban school district in Massachusetts. He has served in a leadership role at this school for 7 years; 3 years as the assistant principal, and the last 4 years as principal. Prior to working in Somerville, Mr. Hurrie was the dean of students for the Mattacheese Middle School in Yarmouth. He is a motivated, reflective, team-oriented leader who is skilled at promoting 21st-century learning and collaborating with staff on implementing best instructional practices. Recent accomplishments include the design and build out of a Makerspace & Innovation Lab that has served as a district model for innovation. He also oversees the school improvement council’s strategic goal to promote a STEAM focus across all grade levels and developed a STEAM coaching program with Lesley University designed to support 21st-century learning projects with Kennedy School educators.
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