McGourty will be stepping in for Assistant Principal Philip Banios who is leaving to become the Principal of Greenlodge Elementary School in Dedham, according to boston.com.
McGourty was a fifth grade teacher in Holliston, teaching ELA and social
studies at Miller Elementary School. He also served on the Holliston Schools’
Negotiating Team in 2010. McGourty has a Master’s Degree in Literacy and
Language. “Mr. McGourty’s classroom teaching experience and literacy
expertise is a perfect match for the needs at Pine Hill,” Bliss said.
“He brings with him not only a strong background as an elementary teacher, but also great personal warmth, professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence," Bliss said.
A search committee chaired by the Pine Hill Principal,
Barbara Brown, chose McGourty from a pool of 60 candidates, according to the press release. Included on the
search committee were parents, faculty members, and the Sherborn School
Committee Chair, Frank Hess.
McGourty begins on Aug. 19.