Friday, April 28, 2023

English Department Updates


English Department Updates

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, we are making some changes in the English Department for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

We will be hosting a Webinar on Thursday, May 4, at 6:00 pm to provide some additional information and answer any questions.  Kristen Anderson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Brian Miller, Co-Principal, Katie Stah, Co-Principal, and Kate Fleming, English Department Chair, will attend and present the information.  The zoom information is listed below:

When: May 4, 2023, 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: English Department Updates

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 738118
Or One tap mobile :
    +13017158592,,95557115046# US (Washington DC)
    +13052241968,,95557115046# US

Sunday, April 16, 2023

English Leveling, End of Year Info, Article, and more!

Concord Bridge Article

Congratulations to Principals Brian Miller and Katie Stahl, who were appointed permanent Co-Principals by Dr. Laurie Hunter last month. We will greatly miss Principal Mastrullo but are extremely grateful to Principals Miller and Stahl for their leadership. Their appointment was recently featured in the Concord Bridge. You can view the article here.

English Embedded Leveling

Please click here to view the parent letter regarding the new English teaching format starting in the 2023-2023 school year.

End of Year

Please click here to view the End of Semester 2 Calendar - Spring 2023. 

Please click here to view the Final Exam Schedule - June 2023.

Important Dates to Remember:

April 17-21: Spring Break

April 24: Classes Resume

May 25: Class of 2023 Last Day of School

June 3: CCHS Graduation, 9:00 am

June 8: Transition Night

June 14: Last day of School

June 19: Juneteenth Holiday

Michelle Gu

Congratulations to Michelle Gu for placing FIRST in Group IV of the Junior Duck Stamp contest. All the student’s art was outstanding, and the judges had their work cut out for them! Overall, 185 entries were received. Beautiful work, Michelle!

Anastasia Porfido

Congratulations, Anastasia Porfido for being awarded the GOLD level Graduating Seniors Award. The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes those student-athletes who have worked hard to pursue figure skating while maintaining their academics. While figure skating is not a traditional school sport, it requires the same dedication, perseverance, and time management as any varsity sport. It is the goal of U.S. Figure Skating to help ensure these student-athletes are recognized for those skills. From everyone at CCHS, congratulations, Anastasia!

Bands, Choir, and Orchestra SWEEP at MICCA

On March 31 and April 1, the CCHS Select Choir, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, and Concert Band competed at the MICCA Concert Festivals at Westborough HS and Danvers HS. We are so proud to share that ALL FOUR GROUPS earned a Gold Medal - the highest possible rating! Please join us in celebrating this incredible achievement by our student musicians!

A little about the experience:

Groups perform a concert program for a panel of judges (a combination of college/university conductors and retired music educators of the highest quality) and are scored according to a rubric. We receive written and recorded feedback from all three judges and following the performance students participate in a workshop with one of the adjudicators. This year Select Choir worked with Catherine Connor-Moen (retired Norwood Director of Performing Arts), our bands worked with Dr. David Hedgecoth (Ohio State University) and our orchestra worked with Dr. Steven Benham (Duquesne University).

Kaden Lewis

Congratulations to CCHS’ own, Kaden Lewis, who raised over $30,000 for Parkinson’s Research! CCHS is very proud of your commitment and hard work. Way to go, Kaden!

Friday, April 14, 2023

New Administrators Announcement

We are writing to let you know that we have finalized our hiring for our Administrative Team. We are thrilled to announce that we have hired two new Assistant Principals. They are:

Meghan Maines, Assistant Principal of Student Life

Darius Green, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

When we started the hiring process for these positions, we were looking for a Dean of Students and an Assistant Principal. After going through the process, we decided the school would be best served by having an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction and an Assistant Principal of Student Life. We can't wait for Meghan and Darius to officially join our team on July 1st.  We hope to arrange a time for them to come to CCHS prior to the end of the year.

Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who participated on the hiring committees. We are so appreciative of your time and input.

A Message From Our New Administrators

Meghan Maines

Dear Concord-Carlisle Community,

From the moment I stepped over the threshold of Concord-Carlisle High School it was clear I had found a special place. From the bright and welcoming foyer, to the students hard at work in the library, to the dedicated staff in the front office sorting out a new parking pass it was evident that this was a community I wanted to join. This feeling carried through my interviews where I had the pleasure of meeting dedicated, thoughtful faculty and curious, engaging students. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve this community as an Assistant Principal of Student Life.

For the past two years, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Wayland Middle School. Prior to joining the Wayland team, I spent six years as a Dean, Assistant Principal, and Principal at Success Academy Charter Schools in Harlem, New York, and taught world history at Phoenix Academy in Lawrence. I earned my B.A. in History from Occidental College and hold an M.A. in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

As a lifelong learner, I am eager to join the inspiring leadership team at Concord-Carlisle High School, where I know I will continue to grow. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of your community and look forward to meeting you all in person soon.


Meghan Maines

Dr. Darius S. Green

Dear Concord Carlisle School Community,

I am so excited and ecstatic to be joining the wonderful community of students, parents, guardians, and staff of Concord Carlisle High School that I am nearly speechless. I look forward to having open and honest dialogue with each and everyone of you as we navigate the complexities and intricacies of the high school experience. Over the next few months, I am hoping to hear and share our stories in order create a deeper sense of belonging to the school, the community, and to each other.

It is with great honor that I was selected as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction.  I come to you having worked my way up from a teaching assistant of three years at Boston Community Academy and Boston Latin School, to a high school math teacher of ten years at Boston Hyde Park High School, Boston Engineering School, and Boston English High School. I then transitioned to administration as an Assistant Principal at Somerville High School for ten years and most recently as Associate Principal at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for the last three years. 

This journey began after earning two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, one in History and another in Psychology.  Beyond the undergraduate degrees, I have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College and a Doctoral Degree in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.  I share this with you as a testament of my belief in lifelong learning and a relentless pursuit in personal and professional development.

What we choose to learn and how we learn is individual to each of us and that is what I appreciate about my role as a high school administrator.  I am very excited to be joining the Concord Carlisle team and their efforts to guiding our young scholars in finding what they love to do and supporting their success on how to achieve it.


Dr. Darius S. Green