James D’Andrea comes to Andover High School with 23 years of experience in public education.

Three Andover schools, including Andover High School, will have new principals next year, Superintendent Magda Parvey announced on Tuesday.

“I am excited to bring such talented and experienced leaders to serve as principals at APS,” Parvey said in a statement. “I am confident their collaborative leadership will have a positive impact on the educational environment in Andover.”

.James D’Andrea, who currently serves as the principal of Cheltenham High School outside of Philadelphia, will be the new principal at AHS. D’Andrea has 23 years experience in public education, including work as a principal at schools in Maryland.

D’Andrea replaces Caitlyn Brown, who resigned just before the start of the current school year.

At Doherty Middle School, current AHS assistant principal Rebecca Perry will serve as principal. She has been an administrator in the district since 2016.

The new West Elementary School will open with a new principal as well. Dr. Mary Ellen Carideo-Cobbs, who has 27 years of experience in public education, including 11 as a principal. She replaces Jennifer Hunt, who was placed on medical leave in November.

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