Dr. Tiffany Goddard selected as ABECC Principal

posted May 1, 2019, 6:57 AM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com
We are excited to announce that Dr. Tiffany Goddard has agreed to become the next Principal of the Anne Bradstreet Early Childhood Center (ABECC) starting July 1.  Dr. Goddard holds a Doctorate of Education from Boston University, Master’s of Education from Salem State University, and Bachelor of Arts from Saint Michael’s College.

As her resume outlines, Dr. Goddard has served as the Principal at Community Day Arlington Elementary School in Lawrence, a K-4 school with over 600 students, since 2016. Prior to becoming Principal, she served as the Head of School at Community Day for three years. Dr. Goddard has also held positions as a classroom teacher/lead teacher and a volunteer ESL classroom teacher.  

Following the interview process, Dr. Goddard was chosen as a finalist for the ABECC Principal position.  During the finalist process, Dr. Goddard visited classrooms, responded to various performance assessments, and met with parents, teachers, staff, and district administrators.

Throughout this process, North Andover was looking for an administrator who exhibited proven success with strong leadership skills, knowledge of curriculum and instruction, experience with diverse populations, and the ability to work well with the ABECC community.

Dr. Goddard’s enthusiasm, collaboration skills, and experience, including developing a K-1 curriculum, leading professional development, programming for second-language learners, and engaging families in the school community, has made her our top choice for the ABECC Principal.  

My thanks to the search committee, Allyson Garrett, Stacy Duval, Alison Sciamanna, Lauren Jurta, Ginny Burns, Stacey Melanson, Laurie Burzlaff, Marylou Connors, Jim Mealey and Greg Landry, for their participation in this important process.  I would also like to thank all of the parents and faculty who provided us invaluable feedback on the four finalists.   

We feel fortunate that Dr. Goddard will be leading the ABECC and working collaboratively with Marylou Connors, Director of Child Development, to further advance our early childhood center.  I hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Goddard to the ABECC and the North Andover community.


Dr. Gregg T.  Gilligan