SEEKONK — Superintendent Rich Drolet is pleased to announce the appointment of George Kelleher-Bianchi as the next Director of Student Services for Seekonk Public Schools.
Mr. Kelleher will formally begin his new role on July 1. He will replace Susan Doe who will be retiring at the end of the school year after serving as the Director of Special Education in Seekonk for nine years.
A search committee of educators from all four Seekonk schools and the central office considered approximately twenty applicants for the position. Five candidates were interviewed and three finalists were selected to be interviewed by Superintendent Drolet.
Mr. Kelleher was approved by the School Committee on Monday, Feb. 22.
He has served as the Assistant Principal at Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School in Seekonk since July 2019. Mr. Kelleher also previously worked as a special educator at Dedham Middle School from 2015 to 2019 and at Dr. Robert G. O’Donnell Middle School in Stoughton from 2012 to 2015. During his time in Stoughton, Mr. Kelleher also worked at West Elementary School as an English Second Language (ESL) teacher during the spring of 2013.
Kelleher received his master’s degrees in educational leadership and special education from Bridgewater State University in 2017 and 2015, respectively.
“Over the course of the next few months, Mr. Kelleher will slowly transition into his new role, work collaboratively with Mrs. Doe to learn internal procedures, and begin meeting some new colleagues and families,” Superintendent Drolet said. “Some things that set Mr. Kelleher apart from the other finalists were his dedication to being a lifelong learner, his commitment to Seekonk and his desire to be here to serve our students, staff and families for a long time.”
In this role, Mr. Kelleher will work with district staff to complete tasks like administering and supervising special education, coordinating curriculum for special programming, recruiting special education personnel, and maintaining program compliance with all state policies, regulations and laws.