Dr. John Harutunian began as a Principal of the Oak Hill Middle School in the summer 2013. He has worked in
education for 17 years. He began his education career working at the American School of Quito in Ecuador as a middle
school English and Social Studies teacher. When he returned to Massachusetts, he became the Department head of the
ESL/Bilingual program at Fuller Middle School and more recently served as assistant principal at Robert Adams Middle
School in Holliston for five years. John earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of
Arts degree from the University of Alabama and a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from Boston College.
Dr. John Harutunian John Harutunian@newton.k12.ma.usPrincipal
Fiona Healy began as Assistant Principal of Oak Hill Middle School in September 2015. Prior to joining
Oak Hill she spent 14 years working for Cambridge Public Schools as a middle school math teacher and instructional coach.
Fiona holds a BA degree from Saint Anselm College and a Master's in Education from Endicott College. She is also a graduate
of EDCO's Educators Leadership Institute.
Fiona Healy Fiona_Healy@newton.k12.ma.usAssistant Principal
Dr. Jamin Bercaw was appointed as Assistant Principal at Oak Hill Middle School in November 2014. Prior to his
appointment, he had served as the 8-2 social studies teacher at Oak Hill since January 2011 and as interim
Assistant Principal from January-June 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Illinois Wesleyan University as a
double major in History and Political Science. He completed a Master of Science in Education degree at Eastern Illinois
University while working as a substitute teacher, banker, and local government employee. Dr. Bercaw has taught high school
and middle school social studies in Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Tennessee prior to his move to Massachusetts. He holds a
Master of Arts in History from Salem State University and completed a Doctor of Education degree in K-12 Educational
Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Jamin Bercaw Jamin Bercaw@newton.k12.ma.us
Amy Geer Amy Geer@newton.k12.ma.us
for Student Services
Principal's Executive Secretary
Doreen Vaglica Doreen Vaglica@newton.k12.ma.us
Main Office Secretary
Catrina Walsh Catrina_Walsh@newton.k12.ma.us
Student Services SecretarySchool Nurse
Susan Riley Susan_Riley@newton.k12.ma.us