Superintendent Mary Skipper

Welcome from Superintendent Mary Skipper

Dear Somerville Community,

I am incredibly excited to be part of the Somerville community! Thank you for the opportunity to serve your community as Superintendent of Schools. I appreciate the support and the warm welcome I have received throughout my exploration of this wonderful city in my initial year as Superintendent of Schools. 

No one knows better than members of this community that Somerville is an exceptional place. It is a community that looks to the future with hope and enthusiasm, while valuing the past and maintaining a strong hold on the special traditions that are part of the fabric of this city. It is this outlook and more that make Somerville such a desirable place to live and to work with our young people as they prepare to become our future leaders.

I look forward to building on the great work that Somerville has done in creating an enriching learning environment for Somerville youth, and to further strengthening the partnerships that help prepare our youth to be successful in a globally connected world. I am excited to be working with all of you in this endeavor, recognizing that our schools are exceptional teaching and learning communities because of the community's collective commitment to making them so.

Thank you for your support in this important work. I look forward to continuing to meet with our students, families, educators, and staff as we work toward fulfilling our vision of "... providing our students with the skills, opportunities, and resources that will nurture innovative ideas, foster pride in diversity, inspire students to become lifelong learners, and empower them to enrich their communities."

There is no greater work than the work we do to serve our students every hour of every day. Please let me know how we are doing and how we might be able to better serve the needs of our students.


Mary Skipper, Superintendent of Schools


Central Administration

The Central Administration of the Somerville Public Schools (SPS) includes the Office of the Superintendent and the following central office departments: Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment, Student Services, Human Resources, Finance/Payroll, and Communications & Grants.

Office of the Superintendent

  • Mary E. Skipper, Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Vince McKay, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Patti Marques, Executive Secretary
  • Maryann Coulombe, Administrative Assistant

Somerville Public Schools Cabinet Team

  • Mary E. Skipper, Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Vince McKay, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Kenya Avant, Data Coordinator
  • Dr. Sarah Davila, Director of English Language Learner Programs and Family & Community Outreach
  • David Gordon, Finance Director
  • Uri Harel, Curriculum Coordinator K-8
  • Susana Hernandez Morgan, Director of Communications and Grants
  • Dr. Lisa Kuh, Early Education Director
  • Mariana MacDonald, Director of Human Resources
  • Rich Melillo, Student Services Director
  • Christine Trevisone, Special Education Director
  • Karen Woods, Administrator for Educator Development


Superintendent's Entry Plan