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Dr. Carol Cavanaugh

Welcome to the Hopkinton Public Schools, a district increasing in student population and growing in diversity. Our roughly 4000 students attend five different schools, as they launch from the starting line at Marathon Elementary School, a true early childhood center, to Elmwood, Hopkins, the Middle School, and, ultimately, Hopkinton High School. Our proud Hiller graduates leave HHS prepared for whatever comes next: college, careers, military service, or other schooling.   A glance at the district’s Strategic Plan underscores our commitment to educating the whole child, starting with social-emotional learning that supports access to rich, relevant, and rigorous academic, athletic, fine and performing arts, and STEAM programs. Administrators, teachers, and all other school and district staff put children at the center of all that we do. “Learn, create, and achieve together” is not just a motto but rather a core practice—every day, every school. As superintendent, I am truly grateful to this community for its unwavering support.


















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Dr. Carol Cavanaugh holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University, specifically in secondary writing instruction. From Boston University she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching as well as her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Latin. Prior to being named  Hopkinton’s Superintendent, and before that Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Cavanaugh served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Uxbridge Public Schools. She has also been an Assistant Principal, English Department Chair, and English and Latin teacher at  Westborough High School and Auburn High School. Dr. Cavanaugh also serves as adjunct faculty for Worcester State and Lesley University.