About Our District

Dede Galdston Superintendent

Deanne Galdston, EdD

Dr. Theresa McGuinness
Assistant Superintendent

Kenneth Storlazzi
Director of Human Resources

About Our Schools:
For the 2020-2021 school year, there are 2,526 students enrolled in Watertown Public Schools (preschool through grade 12). Watertown’s student body 63.6% White, 19.1% Hispanic, 4.3% African American, 7.2% Asian, 5.3% Multi‐Race, Non‐Hispanic, 0.4 % Native American. Approximately 39.1% of students come from homes where English is not the first language.  Special Education serves about 19% of students.


Watertown High School

Mr. Joel Giacobozzi
Office: 617-926-7760


Watertown Middle School

Ms. Donna Martin
Office: 617-926-7783


Cunniff Elementary

Ms. Mena Ciarlone
Office: 617-926-7726


Hosmer Elementary

Ms. Erin Moulton
Office: 617-926-7740


Lowell Elementary

Ms. Stacy Phelan
Office: 617-926-7770

 Early Steps Preschool

Ms. Karen Feeney
Early Childhood Director
Office: 617-926-7765


School  Hours:
WHS: 8:30am - 3:05pm
WMS:  8:30am - 3:00pm
Cunniff: 8:15am - 2:30pm
Hosmer: 8:15am - 2:30pm
Lowell:  8:15am - 2:30pm


District Mission

WPS prepares all students for life by engaging them in a challenging and meaningful education within an inclusive, diverse community.

District Vision

Inspiring Excellence for All

WPS inspires all to explore and shape the world around them.

Core Values

  • Excellence
    • We commit to high expectations for each student.
    • We invest in a culture of reflection, collaboration, and commitment to continuous improvement.
    • We provide a rigorous and nurturing academic environment.
    • We foster creativity, resiliency, and confidence.
  • Equity
    • We provide all students with a high-quality education.
    • We create conditions necessary for all students to engage in powerful, deep learning.
    • We provide resources for academic and social/emotional success for all students.
    • We ensure access to a welcoming and safe environment for all students, parents, and families.
  • Community
    • We share accountability for the success of all students.
    • We celebrate the contributions of each individual to our inclusive, diverse community.
    • We believe partnerships with families and the community are the cornerstone of student success.
    • We foster caring and collaborative relationships as the foundation for student engagement.