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Hingham Public Schools Announce the Appointment of Dr. Barbara Cataldo as Interim Executive Director of Student Services

Monday, May 8, 2023 – Hingham Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Cataldo as the Interim Executive Director of Student Services by the School Committee at their May 8th meeting.  Her appointment is effective July 1, 2023.  She replaces Dr. Suzanne Vinnes who has accepted another position outside of HPS. 

Dr. Cataldo will serve in the role of the Interim Executive Director of Student Services for the 2023-2024 school year. The search for a permanent executive director will begin in January of 2024.

Dr. Cataldo has been working as a public education administrator for over fifteen years and has held positions including Interim Director of Student Services, Director of Student Support, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, Director of Special Education, and Superintendent of Schools. In addition, she has served as a reading teacher and special education teacher. 

Dr. Cataldo’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, a Master of Education from Harvard University, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Northeastern University.

Dr. Cataldo’s appointment is contingent upon a successful critical shortage waiver from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.