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August 3, 2023
Hello Ipswich Middle School Families,
My name is Peter Ginolfi and I am very excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Ipswich Middle School. I am honored that I was chosen to lead such an amazing school and school community. I have heard nothing but positive things about the students, teachers and parent community. In my first couple of days on the job I have met several teachers, office staff, and administrators and they all have been welcoming and enthusiastic about the school and upcoming school year - they have already made me feel like I am part of the IMS Family.
I come to you with 29 years of experience as an educator from the Higgins Middle School in Peabody, MA. At Higgins I taught 6th and 7th grade Social Studies and then served as one of the Associate Principals for 20 years. The Higgins is a huge school and I looped with my students through middle school with groups as large as 500 students. I am looking forward to working with a smaller group here where I can get to know the students and parents even better. I wholeheartedly believe that great schools are the result of great teachers and my primary goal is to continue to support the teachers of Ipswich Middle School and to provide them with the tools they need to continue to be successful and help your children succeed and develop.
Although I am in a new position, I am not new to Ipswich. I have lived here for the past 27 years with my wife and sons and we love this community. My sons went through the Ipswich Schools and had many of the same wonderful teachers that are teaching your children now. I have been very involved in coaching Ipswich youth sports in the past and more recently I coached football and lacrosse at Ipswich High School from 2014 to 2021, after coaching lacrosse for many years at Beverly High School. I have met many wonderful students and families throughout those experiences and I look forward to building more relationships going forward.
I am thrilled about this school year and look forward to working with Assistant Principal Sean Fitzgerald to ensure that the students of Ipswich Middle School have a year filled with quality instruction and fun in a safe environment.
Peter Ginolfi M.Ed., C.A.G.S.