Administration

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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

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Director of Business Operations

Ms. Maria Silva

My career started at Greater Lawrence Technical School in 2001 working in the payroll department.  In 2006 I then became the Executive Assistant to the Principal.  In 2011, I transitioned back into the Business Office as the Assistant Business Manager until 2014 when I became the School Business Administrator.  I earned my Bachelor's degree in Business Finance in 2003 and my MBA with a Master's Certificate in Forensic Accounting in 2013 all from Southern New Hampshire University.  In 2018, I completed my Masters degree in Middle and Secondary Education from American International College. I reside in Andover, MA with my family. 

msilva@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

Mr. Robert McCann, III

Mr. McCann has served in the district since 2000 and has worked in public education since 1998. Prior to coming to Assabet, Mr. McCann worked in the Worcester Public Schools. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Worcester State University. Mr. McCann previously worked as the Director of Curriculum at Assabet and taught for years in the Social Studies Department. Mr. McCann also teaches curriculum design to CTE teachers at Fitchburg State University as an adjunct professor. He and his family reside in Worcester.

rmccann@assabet.org

508-263-9605

Academic Office

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

 Charla Boles Photo Director of Special Education

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


 

Director of Technical Programs

Mr. Bryant LaFlamme             

 

blaflamme@assabet.org

508-263-9608

Vocational Office

Assistant Principal/Dean of Students
Grades

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

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