Superintendent Rich Drolet and Principal Michelle Kreuzer are pleased to announce that Shawn Connors has been appointed to be the new assistant principal of King Philip Regional Middle School.
Connors, who replaces Kyle Alves, will begin his new role as part of the King Philip Regional Middle School’s administrative team on Monday, Aug. 28.
“We are happy to have Shawn join our team at KPMS as he brings with him valuable experiences and knowledge to our school,” Principal Kreuzer said. “We greatly look forward to welcoming him to our school next week as we embark on yet another great school year.”
Connors has over 18 years of educational experience teaching English. For the past decade, he has worked at the South Shore Charter Public School in Norwell instructing grades seven through twelve.
He most recently taught ninth and eleventh-grade English Language Arts (ELA) at South Shore Charter while simultaneously serving as the middle school athletic director. In addition to running the middle school athletic program, he also coached cross country and track at both the middle and high school levels.
During his first seven years at South Shore Charter, Connors also ran a theater workshop.
Prior to joining the educational field, Connors served in the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant aviation operations specialist. While in the Marine Corps, Connors discovered his passion for teaching while instructing Marines under his charge.
His time in the Marines helped him develop a philosophy that he has carried with him throughout his career in education. Connors believes that through his work, he and other teachers are preparing students to be functioning members of society, not just teaching curriculum.
Connors recently completed the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association’s Leadership Licensure Program and is currently enrolled in a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program in Educational Leadership/Management through Fitchburg State University. He holds a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.