Administration

Superintendent-Director

Mr. Ernest F. Houle

Mr. Houle was appointed Superintendent-Director of the Assabet Regional Vocational School District in December 2014 and has worked in career and technical education since 1996. He earned a bachelor's degree in Occupational/Vocational Education and a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Management through Fitchburg State University. Prior to his career at Assabet, Mr. Houle worked as a Metal Fabrication and Welding Technology teacher, Director of Community Education, and Principal at Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District in Lexington, Massachusetts. He and his family reside in Leominster.

ehoule@assabet.org

508-263-9602

Superintendent Web Page

Director of  Business Operations

Mr. Kristopher Luoto

Mr. Luoto has served in the district since July 2013 and has worked in public education since 2011. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts and is currently working towards his master's degree at Worcester State University. Prior to his career at Assabet, Mr. Luoto worked as Business Manager for Minuteman Regional Vocational High School in Lexington, MA. He and his family reside in Hudson.

kluoto@assabet.org

508-263-9604

Business Office Web Page

Principal

Mr. Mark Hollick

Mr. Hollick has served in the district since 1992 and has worked in public education since 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Bridgewater State University and master’s degree at Framingham State University. He and his family reside in Hudson.

mhollick@assabet.org

508-263-9610

Principal's Web Page

Director of Academic Programs &  Title I Director

Mr. Robert McCann, III

Mr. McCann has served in the district since 2000 and has worked in public education since 1998. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Worcester State University and is currently enrolled in a CAGS program at Fitchburg State University. Mr. McCann previously worked as the Director of Curriculum at Assabet and taught for years in the Social Studies Department. Prior to coming to Assabet, Mr. McCann worked in the Worcester Public Schools. He and his family reside in Worcester. 

rmccann@assabet.org

508-263-9605

Academic Office Web Page

Department of Academics Website

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Mrs. Alyssia Berghaus

Mrs. Berghaus has served in the district and worked in public education since 2002. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University. Prior to her career at Assabet, Ms. Berghaus worked in the Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University. She and her family reside in Maynard.

aberghaus@assabet.org

508-263-9626

Guidance Web Site

Director of Technical Programs

Mr. Russell Mangsen

Mr. Mangsen has served in the district since 2006 and has worked in career and technical education since 1988. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Occupational Education at Fitchburg State University. Prior to his career at Assabet, Mr. Mangsen worked as an automotive technology teacher and Vocational Supervisor at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton, Massachusetts. He and his family reside in West Boylston.

rmangsen@assabet.org

508-263-9608

Vocational Office

Assistant Principal/Dean of Students
Grades 9/11

Mr. Gerald Gahagan

Mr. Gahagan has served in the district since 2007 and has worked in public education since 1997. He earned a bachelor's degree at Salem State College and a master's degree at Worcester State College. Prior to his career at Assabet, Mr.Gahagan worked as a business teacher and in various administrative positions for the Worcester public school system. He and his family reside in Worcester.

jgahagan@assabet.org

508-263-9612

Dean of Students Web Page

Assistant Principal/Dean of Students
Grades 10/12

Patrick O'Rourke 

Mr. O’Rourke has served in the district and worked in public education since 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Worcester State College and a master’s degree at Cambridge College. Prior to his career at Assabet, Mr. O’Rourke worked for the Department of Youth Services as a caseworker in the Worcester area. He and his family reside in Millbury.

porourke@assabet.org

508-263-9620

Dean of Students Web Page

 Charla Boles Photo Special Education Coordinator
Dr. Charla Boles

Dr. Charla Boles has been a member of the district since August of 2002. Dr. Boles received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Boles received her doctoral degree from Illinois State University. Her extensive experience in Special Education includes service as a Special Education teacher and Special Education Team Chairperson. Dr. Boles resides with her family in Groton, Massachusetts.
cboles@assabet.org

508-485-9430 x 1426