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- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2257
Superintendent-Director Jill Rossetti lived in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood until she was 5, when her family moved to Stoughton. A 1988 graduate of Stoughton High School, she attended the University of Massachusetts in Boston intending to become a teacher. Ms. Rossetti student taught in English, became a part-time writing lab specialist at Blue Hills from 1993 to 1995, then was hired at the school as a full-time instructor in Computer Information Systems and Networking while earning a master’s degree in education at night. She held that position until 2000. Ms. Rossetti left Blue Hills for five years and switched gears to be a trainer in information systems and eventually returned to teaching. After her daughter, Sophia, was born in 2005, she was hired back in her former position as a Computer Information Systems and Networking instructor at Blue Hills.
In 2009, Ms. Rossetti became the school’s Academic Coordinator for five years, all the while taking classes and garnering professional credentials that prepared her to be Principal. She was appointed Superintendent-Diector in June 2019. Ms. Rossetti has clearly-defined priorities for Blue Hills. “The main goal is students and safety first,” she said, “because we’re a vocational school. My second goal would probably be to maintain and improve our reputation as a great technical high school. My third goal is school-wide literacy – reading, writing and thinking – to prepare students for when they leave here for college or work.” Concerning her aims for herself, Ms. Rossetti said, “I think my goal is to improve situations, find solutions to problems, and move forward.”
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- Business Manager
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 4002
Michelle Resendes is the new Business Manager for Blue Hills. Michelle has been in the education world since 2007 and has found her passion behind the scenes by helping to maximize educational resources to ensure that all students have the tools they need to learn and be successful. Michelle was born and raised in Hudson, Massachusetts where she currently kives with her husband Paul and their three daughters Alyvia, Lillyanna and Leiah. Michelle holds a Bacherlor's Degree from Becker College in Business Administration and Management with a concentraton in finance. She also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management. In her free time, Michelle enjoys cooking, watching her three daughters dance, playing sports and doing yoga.
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2257
Mr. Geoffrey Zini joined the Blue Hills team as Academic Director in 2014. A graduate of Gordon College (B.A. in History) and American International College (M.Ed. in School Administration), Mr. Zini began his professional career as a history teacher at Norwood High School. During his tenure at Norwood, Mr. Zini coached basketball and cross country, was appointed Dean of Students, and served as Department Chair for Social Studies, grades 6-12. He also taught in and later directed a Special Education summer program for Norwood students in K-12. In 2012, he was named Assistant Principal at Norton High School before becoming the Academic Director at Blue Hills. He became Principal of Blue Hills in 2019.
Dr. Paul Bavuso
- Academic Director
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2690
Dr. Paul Bavuso joined Blue Hills as Academic Director in 2019. He began his professional career teaching high school and middle school English Language Arts and History, later becoming a department coordinator and a district coordinator in another district. During his tenure as a teacher and coordinator, each year Dr. Bavuso loved to take students to Washington, DC and London, England, ensuring cultural learning experiences of a lifetime. Dr. Bavuso's love of history also led him to work for the Tsongas Industrial History Center as a museum guide for a short time, where he created an educational booklet detailing the immigrant experience during the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Dr. Bavuso received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, his Master of Arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Curriculum and Instruction from Cambridge College, and his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College, where he also enjoys serving as dissertation chair for doctoral students advancing their careers in educational administration.
Dr. Bavuso likes to say that he feels very fortunate to be at Blue Hills in the role of Academic Director, "...Where relationships come first and everyone is treated with dignity and respect!"
In his spare time, Dr. Bavuso enjoys hiking in the Blue Hills Reservation, as well as exploring our region's many natural and historical sites.
- Vocational Director
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2201
Michelle has been a part of vocational education since 1999 when she started her teaching career as a Computer Information Technology instructor at Southeastern Regional Vocational School. In 2001 Michelle began working as a Computer Information Technology instructor at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School where she worked for fifteen years. Michelle also started a very successful Business Professionals of America chapter at Bristol-Plymouth and has had the pleasure of bringing nearly 300 students to national competitions over her time as advisor.
Michelle obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Bridgewater State University and worked towards her goal of administration by attending the MAVA Leadership academy and then earned her MEd. in Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University.
Michelle has been married to her husband, Eddie, since 1987 and together have raised two sons, Michael and Kevin. She enjoys hiking with her energetic Vizsla, Brandy, and swimming with her lazy Chocolate Labrador, Bosco.
- Admissions Director
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2271
- Dean of Students
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2255
Thomas Cavanaugh has been the Dean of Students at Blue Hills since 1998. He came to Blue Hills after serving in the same position at Don Bosco Tech from 1985 to 1998 when the school closed. As Dean, Mr. Cavanaugh is in charge of all disciplinary matters involving students as well as overseeing attendance, clubs and activities. He began his career as a classroom teacher at St. Angela's Elementary School in Mattapan and then spent three years teaching social studies at St. Columbkille's in Brighton. Mr. Cavanaugh has also been a department head and Director of Athletics, as well as a coach in baseball, golf and basketball. Mr. Cavanaugh holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of New Hampshire, where he played basketball for four years, and a master's degree in education administration from Emmanuel College. He is a lifelong resident of Roslindale with his wife and two grown children.
- Director of Special Services
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 2241
Angelo Dimitriou has been the Director of Special Services at BHR since 2013, a position he previously held from 2006 to 2011. In that role, Mr. Dimitriou supervises the Special Education, Guidance and Counseling departments. He also serves as the school's homeless coordinator and tutoring coordinator. Prior to joining BHR, Mr. Dimitriou served as a Special Education Chairperson in the Canton Public Schools. He began his career as a Special Education teacher with a particular focus on vocational training. Mr. Dimitriou holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College, a master's degree in special education from Fitchburg State College, and a certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) from Bridgewater State University.
- Facilities Director
- 781-828-5800, Ext. 4003
Gene Mastro, who came to Blue Hills in 2002, was formerly Director of Life Safety Services at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. In that capacity, he oversaw environmental health, safety and security systems. When he was promoted to Director of Facility Services, Gene had a staff of 110 people, an $11 million budget, and responsibility for 52 buildings with a total of 1.5 million square feet.
Mr. Mastro and his hard-working custodial and maintenance staff attend to everything from maintaining the school’s boilers to setting up for special events, along with many other tasks of varying magnitude that quietly and efficiently get done daily to keep the school running smoothly for the staff, students and visitors.
He was a military policeman in the Army; in fact, he was actually an investigator in Germany for three years. In the late 1970s, he switched career plans and opted for electronics instead. Mr. Mastro eventually earned a degree in computer electronics from Wentworth Institute of Technology, plus a master’s of management in Organizational Development from Cambridge College. Mr. Mastro is also a licensed electrician, certified energy manager (Association of Energy Engineers), and a certified environmental manager (Bentley University).