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Welcome Stephen Duffy - Interim Principal Plympton Elementary School


We are pleased to introduce Stephen Duffy to the Plympton Community!

Mr. Duffy is an experienced school administrator with a strong background as an effective school leader.  For the last 3 years, he has served as the Assistant Principal at the Henry Whittemore School. During his tenure, Whittemore’s CPI increased 10.8 points in mathematics, closing the gap between school and district and school and state.  This was a significant achievement for ALL students.    

Prior to his tenure at Whittemore, Mr. Duffy was a Housemaster for five years and a teacher for eighteen years at Waltham High School. Mr. Duffy’s strengths include his ability to build a strong school climate by working with all stakeholders to provide an excellent and equitable education for all students.   He is committed to life-long learning by deepening his understanding of instruction, seeking out best practices and learning in a collaborative environment. He has a strong passion for the city of Waltham and has already made an incredible impact on a generation of students in Waltham as a teacher, coach and founder of Waltham Youth Lacrosse. His skillful talents as a leader enabled him to coach lacrosse professionally for eight years in Boston and New York, winning a Major League Lacrosse Championship in both cities.

Stephen is a life-long resident of Waltham and a 1986 graduate of Waltham High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Westfield State and a Masters of Art in Education from American International College.  When not at school, Stephen enjoys any outside activity, especially barbecuing and gardening. He lives with his wife Marianne, his son, Jack, and daughter, Gina, who will graduate Waltham High School in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

You may read Dr. Echelson's letter to the Plympton Community in its entirety here.

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