From Michael P. Lovato, Interim Principal
Phone: (617) 466-4477
Mr. Lovato brings over 19 years of educational experience to Chelsea. Before joining CPS, he was currently working as the Director of Special Education for the Lowell Public Schools. During his tenure, he successfully led the special education department through the pandemic, while increasing graduation rates by 14 percent for students with special education needs, provided support to 28 schools to effectively provide academic and social-emotional support while maintaining all compliance indicators.
Mr. Lovato began his professional career as a Behavior Support Teacher with the Santa Fe Public Schools serving students identified as in need of special education support. Mr. Lovato has also served as an Associate Superintendent in charge of curriculum and federal programs where he was successful in leading change that resulted in academic gains across the district and improved graduation rates. Additionally, Mr. Lovato’s experience includes serving as the New Mexico State Director of Special Education and the Questa Independent Schools Superintendent. He also served in the Armed Forces where he received an Honorable Discharge after 13 years of service. He believes that every student can succeed and that all staff have a responsibility to provide an adequate education to every student.