MARION — Superintendent Michael S. Nelson is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Crisafulli as the new assistant principal of Sippican School.
Crisafulli has over 19 years of experience as a public school administrator and 10 years working in community mental health and social services.
He most recently served as the principal of Whately Elementary School in Whately from 2009-2018. Prior to that, he served as assistant principal of Deerfield Elementary School and director of the Frontier Transitional Education Program at Frontier Regional High School in South Deerfield.
Outside of education, Crisafulli previously held several positions with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Holyoke. He is also on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Treehouse Foundation which aims to re-envision what foster care can be. Additionally, he mentors young people who are aging out of the foster system as a volunteer with the Friends of Children organization.
“Pete has over two decades of experience in public education leadership and administration as well as human services, and I am confident his expertise will be a valuable addition to the Sippican School team,” Superintendent Nelson said. “We look forward to welcoming Pete to our district.”
Crisafulli holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling psychology and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Springfield College.