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Dear Families of Whelan Elementary School, 
 
I am beyond excited and proud to be your principal at the A.C. Whelan Elementary School. I have been an educator for over 20 years in Revere Public Schools. As a lifelong resident in Revere,  I am deeply rooted and closely connected to our community. Throughout my career in Revere, I am most proud of the meaningful relationships I have built over the years with colleagues and families. I have 2 years of experience serving as an assistant principal at the A.C. Whelan Elementary. Throughout my administration at the A.C. Whelan Elementary, I have been so impressed by the students, staff and families. My three core values are:  Courage, Connections and Collaboration. I look forward to leading with courage, connecting and collaborating with students, families and colleagues to encourage growth for all students. 
 
I will always keep students at the forefront of every decision I make. As a mom of three boys, I am very aware of the village it takes to raise children. We, at the Whelan, are truly a village. I look forward to building and strengthening partnerships with you all. 
 
With Gratitude,
Rachel Shanley
Principal