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Principal's Message

Jodie Cohen, Principal 

Please join us in welcoming our new Principal, Jodie Cohen! This summer, Principal Cohen wrote a letter introducing herself Kennedy families and it is definitely worth a read.


A Brief Introduction

Ms. Cohen taught science for twenty years at Newton North High School. She moved into administration in 2019 as Assistant Principal at the W. L. Chenery Middle School in Belmont. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Endicott College and a BS in Biology from UMass Boston. Prior to working in the field of education, she worked in the financial industry as a stockbroker and in mutual fund marketing. After a few short years in finance she decided to return to school to pursue a career in the sciences.
 
Ms. Cohen's extensive science teaching background and her vision for the use of our STEM centered middle school facility coupled with solid experience in facilitating cross-cultural/racial communications and support make her an ideal candidate to join our team. Her enthusiasm, energy and capacity to connect with others in pursuit of high standards for kids has earned her the descriptor as "warm demander" by her colleagues at Chenery. We are excited to have Ms. Cohen join us as a leader of Kennedy Middle School and look forward to her contributions to Natick.
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