Admin Bios

Larry Dorey, Interim Principal

Larry Dorey began at AB in 1994 as a school counselor and the Alternative Program Coordinator. He became an assistant principal in 1999 and most recently has been appointed to the role of Interim Principal for the 2017-2018 school year. Larry has served in key leadership roles throughout his career at AB, including the development of the Transition Program, the School to Work Program, My Alternative Program (MAP), the high school renovation and expansion project in 2004, and support of our athletic programs. Mr. Dorey earned his BA from Assumption College, a MA in Secondary School Counseling from Northeastern University, and a MA in Secondary School Administration from UMass Lowell.








Beth Baker, Associate Principal

Beth Baker received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts  and her Master of Arts degree from the University of California At Berkeley. She began her career teaching English and reading at Jefferson High School in Northern California.  In addition during the summers, she has worked for The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Stanford University. She has worked at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School for the past eight years - as an English teacher, Academic  Support Center Coordinator, Alternative Programs Coordinator, and now Associate Principal.


As the Associate Principal she works in close concert with Dean, Peter Cavanaugh and counselors Jennifer Gabel, Todd Chicko, Stephen Hitzrot, Shannon Dandridge, and Sara Clinton to support students at the high school. As a team Ms. Baker, Mr. Cavanaugh, and the counselors meet regularly to discuss how to best support the students they work with. They work in concert as student needs arise -- providing a network for students in need of assistance. Additionally, Ms. Baker works closely to support the students and teachers in the schools three alternative programs - the 9th grade Transition program, MAP, and SWAP.





Maurin O’Grady - Interim Associate Principal

Maurin O'Grady received her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Emmanuel College and her Master's Degree in Teaching from Simmons College.  After teaching high school English and Journalism, she earned her administrative license through the Commonwealth Leadership Academy in 2012.  Prior to her work at ABRHS, Maurin was an English teacher at Melrose High School and Watertown High School. In addition to teaching, her extracurricular experience includes serving as newspaper and yearbook advisor, basketball and softball coach, class advisor, and others.

As Dean of Students at ABRHS for the past four years, Maurin partnered with Mr. Dorey and worked with Todd Chicko, Jodi Chu, Jennifer Harris, Wioletta Pawlowska, and I'Esha Thomas in the Counseling Department to support students. She has also worked with many of our special education programs. Maurin also oversaw extracurricular activities, event planning, and fundraising.


As Interim Associate Principal, Maurin will partner with the Interim Dean of Students and continue working with counselors and faculty to best support all students at ABRHS. In addition to remaining a resource for students, she is looking forward to using her previous experience and knowledge gained from working as Dean of Students and contributing more directly to school-wide and district conversations and initiatives.




Peter Cavanuagh - Dean of Students

Mr. Cavanaugh has served the AB community as Dean of Students since 2015. Previously he was an English teacher and a coach of multiple sports at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and Lowell Catholic High School. He has his BA from Stonehill College, his M.Ed from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Curriculum and Instruction, and his Ed. S from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy.


Mr. Cavanaugh supports the MAP and ODP programs, oversees safety, coordinates the MCAS?PARCC testing at the high school. As Dean of Students at ABRHS, Mr. Cavanugh partners with Associate Principal Beth Baker and counselors Stephen Hitzrot, Shannon Dandridge, Wiolettta Pawloska, and Sara Clinton to support students.







Michael Csorba - Interim Dean of Students

Michael Csorba is in his first year as Interim Dean of Students at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.  He has his B.A. from Fairfield University and his M.A.T. from the Boston College.  Previously he was an English teacher at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and Cathedral High School in Boston, MA.  Mr. Csorba has been a part of the Acton-Boxborough community for the last five years and served on various committees and groups including:  the Attendance Review Board, School Council, ABEA Executive Board, ABEA Negotiations Committee, and Class Advisor.  Mr. Csorba is thrilled to continue serving the Acton-Boxborough community in his new role as Interim Dean of Students.


As Interim Dean of Students at ABRHS, Mr. Csorba partners with Ms. O'Grady and counselors Todd Chicko, Jodi Chu, Jennifer Gabel, Jennifer Harris, and I'Esha Thomas to support students.  In addition, Mr. Csorba works with extracurricular organizations and activity planning.