LSRHS guidance counselor selected as next WHS assistant principal

Laura Cole chosen to replace James Nocito, will begin in the summer


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Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, where the new WHS Assistant Principal Laura Cole currently works. Cole will replace James Nocito and begin at WHS in the summer.

Cammy Lehr

WHS Principal Allyson Mizoguchi announced the new assistant principal and James Nocito’s replacement to be Laura Cole after a process of interviewing and community meets. In the spring, students will receive more opportunities to get to know her.

Cole is currently working as the counseling department coordinator at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Mizoguchi notes she was chosen because she was a better match for the school than the other candidates. It was also said that Cole has a lot of experience in creating good relationships and puts a lot of effort into supporting the learning process. Cole has also been known as a team player.

Cole’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services from Framingham State University. Cole also has a Master of Education in Education Organizational Management from Endicott College and a Master of Education in School Guidance Counseling from Cambridge College.

Sean Gass and Jeff Becker were the other two finalists other than Cole up for the job. Gass is working at the Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, and Becker is an assistant headmaster at Boston Green Academy in Brighton.

The selection committee that narrowed down the field of candidates included several faculty members, the administration, freshman Andrew Zhao and junior Adianez Cabral.

Cole will start working at WHS in the summer.