ANDOVER – Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce the selection of Susan Zielinski as the next Principal of Greater Lawrence Technical School.
Principal Zielinski has worked at Greater Lawrence for 14 years, most recently as Director of Language Acquisition, and as Interim Principal since January. She has served in a variety of roles including Reading Specialist, English Learner Instructor, Lead Teacher, Instructional Coach, New Teacher Facilitator, and is part of the Instructional Leadership Team within the District. She previously worked at Leonard Middle School in Lawrence.
Superintendent Lavoie selected Principal Zielinski following a rigorous search process involving a review of applicants by a Screening Committee consisting of school staff, an initial interview, and a Community Forum with the finalists.
Following the Forum, Superintendent Lavoie met with Screening Committee members to review the candidates, their backgrounds, and the quality of their answers and interactions with the Greater Lawrence Technical School community. Superintendent Lavoie also collected feedback from stakeholders about the candidate they considered best able to serve the School community.
“Susan has an impressive track record of accomplishments, and has shown a deep commitment to Greater Lawrence Technical School and its students,” Superintendent Lavoie said. “She has played an integral part in our vision of Career Technical Education. I look forward to seeing the School’s next chapter under her leadership.”
Principal Zielinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Plymouth State University, a Master’s degrees in Language and Literacy from University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a Master’s degree in Education from Lesley University.
Principal Zielinski lives in Amesbury and has two sons.
“I am honored to be taking on this new role. I am excited and look forward to continuing my work alongside the GLTS administrative team, faculty, students and families to ensure every student receives a well-balanced, inclusive education during their four years at Greater Lawrence Technical School,” Principal Zielinski said.