Natick Superintendent Announces New Principal At Kennedy Middle School

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NATICK – Superintendent of Natick Public Schools Anna Nolin announced a new principal for Kennedy Middle School.

“I am happy to report that Jodie Cohen has accepted the position of principal,” wrote Nolin to Natick families tonight, April 10.

Cohen taught science for 10 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, said Nolin.

“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,” said Supt. Nolin.

“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,” said the Natikc Superintendent.

“I completed a virtual site visit with her colleagues this week and felt more sure than ever that Ms. Cohen is ready to lead KMS. She and I are planning meet and greets for her to meet the community and begin her entry planning work/sit in on hiring for next year,” said Supt. Nolin.


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