Principal's Page - Mr. Kelleher
My name is Mike Kelleher and I am super excited to be in my 7th year as
Principal at Bennett School. We have a phenomenal group of educators, a
beautiful and creative group of young learners, and a community that goes
above and beyond all the time. I am married with three children. My
hobbies include gardening, playing music with friends, exercising, and
reading. I like to be outside and as much as I can. I also love family time.
We currently have a pretty good routine of having dinner together and
Food: Fish and Chips
Book: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Movie: Star Wars (all of them!)
Sports: All of them
Singer: Van Morrison
Animal: Love all animals
My mother and father are both from Ireland. They first came to New York, then Boston, and finally settled in Brockton, Massachusetts. I was born in Dorchester and grew up in Brockton. I tried and had fun with many sports, but football and track were my favorite. I also had fun with music. I was a lucky recipient of my older brother’s hand me down drums! I taught myself how to play, and although I had a lot of fun, my parents always stressed that education had to come first. I had a lot of great teachers growing up. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my sixth-grade teacher Mr. Medis, my 8th-grade math teacher Dr. Kelley, and my track coach Mr. Allen. They are a few of the many who always provided me with encouragement and high expectations.
My Education and Career
I graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy.
I also have a Masters in Educational Leadership from Fitchburg State.
After college, I worked in the travel industry, the financial industry, and as a musician. Although I had fantastic experiences, I always wanted to be an educator and give back to the community where I grew up. I moved home and began teaching for the Brockton School System.
During this time, I met my wife, and she was from Taunton. I have been working for TPS ever since!