Patricia Hebert Named New Drewicz Principal

Superintendent Dr. Catherine C. Latham announced the appointment of Patricia Hebert as principal of Drewicz Elementary School. Hebert had been serving as Program Specialist at Ingalls Elementary School.

Hebert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in education from Salem State University, with double majors in elementary education and psychology.  She is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a principal and an elementary and middle school teacher.  She received her principal license after participating in the Commonwealth Leadership Academy. Hebert is an adjunct faculty member at North Shore Community College in Lynn and Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill.

Hebert, who has been an educator since 1997, taught elementary school in Florida, North Carolina and Methuen, Mass.  Working in Lynn Public Schools since 2001, she has taught grades 1, 4, 5 and 6. She was an elementary and middle school mathematics teacher at the Ford School and Ford School Annex and has also taught English language arts, science and social studies.

Latham said Hebert is a strong proponent of the philosophy that the state standards in reading and writing are essential standards that are applicable across the curriculum to all content areas.  As a member of the Ingalls School leadership team, Hebert had extensive training in Universal Design for Learning at Harvard University, a practice-oriented program that provides a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials and assessments that enable all students to succeed in the classroom.

While at Ingalls, Hebert was a member of the Family Engagement Alignment Team, the School Improvement Committee, the MCAS and ACCESS test coordinator, and an active participant in planning team meetings for students with special needs.

“Ms. Hebert is a dedicated educator and a capable leader who will use her extensive experience and strong leadership skills to encourage, support and assist teachers in providing an optimal learning environment for every child, while working closely with parents in the Drewicz School community,” Latham said.

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