Christina and Brendan, and of course, James Dean

   I am the Principal of the Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall Elementary School in Groveland, Massachusetts, which is part of the Pentucket Regional School District.    

   I am a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Salem State University’s graduate school of Social Work, and Assumption Colege’s graduate program in Health Advocacy. I have worked in a variety of professional capacities, including a school social worker, community respite worker, special education teacher, and elementary assistant principal. 

   My lovely wife, Christina, and I were married on April 6, 2013. In my spare time, I play guitar, mandolin, and accordion in an Irish Folk band, and I play and walk with my dog, James Dean.

    I received a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Educational Policy and Leadership, and my doctoral research centered around the impact of a collaborative problem solving intervention program on student attendance outcomes. 

    My research interests include family engagement strategies in public schools and tiered interventions to promote positive student attendance, academic, and behavioral patterns. 

    I also have a Bachelor’s Degree from Assumption College in Psychology, a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Salem State University.

Feel free to contact me.

© Brendan Keenan 2016