Bryantville Elementary and North Pembroke Elementary Administration Update

August 5, 2021


Good Afternoon Pembroke Families,


We have some exciting news to share! We are pleased to announce our new administrative leaders after several months of searching and interviewing.


Please welcome the new Principal of Bryantville Elementary School, Mrs. Jennifer Simmons.


Many of you may know Mrs. Simmons from her work as an assistant principal and teacher at North Pembroke Elementary School for the past 15 years. As a teacher, Mrs. Simmons participated on the District Curriculum Council and our Professional Development Committee. Most recently, in her role as Assistant Principal, she has been an integral part of our district-wide leadership team, working on many initiatives, including our work on restorative practices and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Mrs. Simmons brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the position from her years as a classroom teacher and her work as the Team Chair at North Pembroke Elementary School. Although her leadership at North will be greatly missed, we are thrilled to have Mrs. Simmons continue to grow in her new role as Principal. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Simmons. 


Please welcome the new Assistant Principal of Bryantville Elementary School, Mrs. Traci Costa.


Similarly, many of you may already know Mrs. Costa. She has been an educator in our district since 2002, spending several years at both Hobomock Elementary and North Pembroke Elementary as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Costa completed her CAGS in Education Administration several years ago and has participated in various leadership opportunities at North during her time there. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Costa on her new role as Assistant Principal.


We are so fortunate to have two experienced veterans leading Bryantville for the 2021-2022 school year. We know that both Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Costa are anxious to meet our Bryantville families. They will be hosting a series of  Meet and Greets over the coming weeks, so please join them for any of these opportunities listed below:


Tuesday, August 10th from  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday, August 12th from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Monday, August 16th from  9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Wednesday, August 18th from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM


We are also fortunate to welcome a new leader to our district, Mrs. Valerie Charpentier.  Mrs. Charpentier will be joining us as our new Assistant Principal at North Pembroke Elementary School.


Mrs. Charpentier comes to us from Everett public schools, where she worked for the past 11 years as a teacher and an elementary special education team chair.  She recently completed her CAGS and has extensive knowledge in Language-Based Instruction. Mrs. Charpentier has also been a member of the Everett, Growing Literacy Equity Across Massachusetts (GLEAM) grant writing team.  


Mrs. Charpentier will be starting at North Pembroke Elementary School beginning the week of August 23rd. She is looking forward to meeting the North Pembroke families and listening to their ideas and feedback. Mrs. Charpentier will be inviting families to a series of Meet and Greets throughout the week of August 23rd, so please keep an eye out for additional communication with the specifics.


Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Costa in their new roles at Bryantville, and please join us in welcoming Mrs. Charpentier to the North Pembroke community.


Erin Obey