Admin Bios

Admin Bios

Jonnie Dean Joanie Dean - Principal

Joanie Dean received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Education in Leadership for Educational Change from Bank Street College of Education in New York. Joanie began her career teaching math and chemistry as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, Africa for two years. Then, as a Peace Corps Fellow Scholar at Teachers College, she taught mathematics at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn for two years. Prior to coming to AB, she worked at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in New York City for 21 years. There, she was the Head of the Upper School (Principal) for three years, the Assistant Director (Assistant Principal) for two years, the Dean of Academics for eight years, and the Head of the Math Department for 16 years. 


Beth Baker 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, Fred Hohn and counselors Jennifer Gabel, Todd Chicko, Stephen Hitzrot, Shannon Dandridge, Sara Clinton and Jennifer Hagopian to support students at the high school. As a team Ms. Baker, Mr. Hohn, 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 alternative programs - MAP, and SWAP.  She is the administrative liaison to Social Studies, Emerging Bilingual, Performing Arts, and Special Education.
Maurin O’Grady -  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 Associate Principal, Maurin partners with the Dean of Students, Michael Csorba, and continues working with counselors and faculty to best support all students at ABRHS.  She partners with counselors Todd Chicko, Jodi Chu, Jennifer Gabel, Jennifer Harris, and Ashli Garbett to support students. She is the Administrative liaison to the World Language, Counseling, Athletics, Math Departments and Business Operations Manager.  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.
Michael Csorba - Dean of Students

Michael Csorba has his B.A. from Fairfield University, his M.A.T. from Boston College, and his M.Ed from Endicott 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 nine 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 role as Dean of Students.

As Dean of Students at ABRHS, Mr. Csorba partners with Ms. O’Grady and counselors Todd Chicko, Jodi Chu, Jennifer Gabel, Nikki Morrissey, and Lindsay Rosenman to support students.  Mr. Csorba works to support several school programs (including COMPASS, STAR, Bridges, & Transition) and serves as liaison to the English, Physical Education, and Career Departments.  Additionally, Mr. Csorba works with the campus support staff and custodian staff to keep students and staff safe and the building clean.  Lastly, Mr. Csorba works with extra-curricular organizations and activity planning.
Fred Hohn Fred Hohn -  Dean of Students

Fred Hohn received his Bachelor of Science from Dickinson College and his Master of Science from the University of Connecticut. He has served as a science teacher for the last 20 years, 18 of which have been at Acton Boxborough Regional High School.  During this time, he has worked with numerous committees and groups focused on curriculum and instruction, mentoring, and educational technology.

As Dean of Students at ABRHS, Mr. Hohn partners with Ms. Baker and counselors (Sara Clinton, Shannon Dandridge, Stephen Hitzrot, Wioletta Pawlowska and Jennifer Hagopian) to support students.  Mr. Hohn works to support several school programs (including MAP, ODP, ASC I and II, and Industrial Tech) and serves as liaison to the Science, Visual Arts, and Food Services departments.
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