Jennifer Evans appointed to Martin School principal

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Dr. Jennifer Evans. Courtesy photo

By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

The assistant principal at the Martin Elementary School will step into a new role on July 1.

Dr. Jennifer Evans—who has served as the Martin School assistant principal since 2020—was appointed to the principal’s role by Assistant Superintendent Michelle McKeon and incoming Superintendent John Antonucci on June 28, according to a statement. She will succeed Dr Jennifer Kelly, who has been principal since 2018. 

In the statement, McKeon and Antonucci said that Evans is an experienced educator who puts the needs of students first and is a good fit for the school community.

She has demonstrated success in the area of curriculum and instruction, and brings to the table exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative leadership style,” the statement read. “In short, she has the requisite skills to be an outstanding elementary school principal.

Prior to working in North Attleborough, Evans worked for nearly 20 years in the Taunton Public Schools. There, she was an inclusion and general education teacher and Instructional Coach. She has also served in different leadership roles for the YMCA in Mattapoisett and has worked in educational research for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Framingham State University, a Master of Arts from Tufts University, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Lesley University.

I feel honored to be named Interim Principal at Martin,” said Evans in the statement. “Martin School has an incredible school community. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with students, staff, and families as assistant principal and look forward to deepening those connections in this new role.”