Benji Boyd, Sophomore – ASSISTANT EDITOR
As the school year draws to a close, many at Marblehead High are looking to the future and beginning to imagine what the 2023-24 school year will look like. Ever since the pandemic, it’s felt impossible to predict what each new year will hold. However, there is one major change happening next year at MHS that we can plan for: our new principal, Michele Carlson.
This year marks Mrs. Carlson’s tenth graduating class at MHS, and her twenty-third year working in schools. Before becoming assistant principal at Marblehead, she worked as a Business teacher and department head at Wakefield Memorial High. Before that, she studied to be a teacher and worked for a brief stint at Converse before finding a position in the school system. She is happy with her position here at Marblehead, and she is excited to take on her new role next year.
Mrs. Carlson has worked closely with Mr. Bauer during his time as principal and intends to keep things mostly the way they are. Since the MAGIC block system implemented this year has run smoothly and the feedback has been positive, it will likely stay the same next year. Mrs. Carlson would like to meet personally with students and teachers to discuss changes they would like to see in the school and potentially set up regular meetings for this purpose. “I view my job as giving everyone what they need to be successful,” she says.
When asked what a successful year at school would look like, Mrs. Carlson talked about seeing growth in the MCAS and PSAT tests and supporting students through these stressful times. Most of all, she is excited to get to know the students in a new light and make sure everyone knows that her door is open.
Although we will miss Mr. Bauer and his cartwheels, Mrs. Carlson promises to keep his popular programs in place and do her best to be a friendly face to students. Unfortunately there won’t be any more cartwheels, but “maybe a front roll.”