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Principal Andrew Rebello Named Massachusetts Principal of the Year

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Diman Principal Andrew Rebello has been awarded the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association High School Principal of the Year on 3/26/24.

Rebello is an award-winning and nationally recognized educational leader, serving in his fourth year as the Assistant Superintendent-Principal at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Rebello's journey in education includes leadership and administrator roles in Boston Public Schools and Fall River Public Schools.

During his tenure as Vice Principal at Durfee High School, Rebello demonstrated his ability to effect significant improvements. One of his most notable achievements was decreasing suspensions by 91%, a testament to his innovative approach to discipline and student support. Under his leadership, the Class of 2018 achieved the second-highest graduation rate in the school's history.

As a central office administrator for Boston Public Schools, Rebello played a pivotal role in implementing Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs district-wide. His collaboration with high school principals fostered a culture of innovation and vocational excellence, providing students with valuable opportunities for career readiness.

Under Rebello's leadership, Diman Regional has witnessed remarkable growth and achievement. His initiatives to enhance teacher collaboration, student well-being, and academic achievement have significantly improved educational outcomes. Notably, he elevated the graduation rate to an impressive 98%, the highest in school history. Diman was rated as the highest-performing high school in the area and had the highest accountability rating. These accomplishments earned Rebello the National Milken Educator of the Year award from the Milken Foundation, which recognizes excellence in education.

Rebello's leadership abilities have been widely recognized, leading to his appointment to the Economic Development Planning Council by Governor Maura Healy. In this influential role, he is instrumental in developing strategies that promote economic growth through education. His involvement in various educational organizations further demonstrates Rebello's commitment to the field. He has served on the DESE Focus Indicator Focus Group, the MSAA Educational Policy & Legislative Committee and is an active National Association of Secondary School Principals member. Rebello also serves as an MSAA Principal and Administrator Coach and is a member of the MSAA Board of Directors.

Rebello received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Merrimack College in 2010, a Master of Education in 2012 from Frostburg State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016.