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Watch Our Juneteenth Celebration on RevereTV

RPS is commemorating Juneteenth with this film that follows Revere High School students on a recent trip to the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground with their teachers, Mr. DiMarino and Ms. Maniscalco. Jeff Pearlman, an adjunct professor at Salem State University and retired educator from Revere Public Schools, led the Burial Ground tour and roundtable discussion back at the High School.

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Principal's Message

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