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Principal's Page - Mr. Kelleher


Mr. Kelleher


About MeBennett Cardinal Mascot

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 as much as I can. I also love family time.

We currently have a pretty good routine of having dinner together and

watching Jeopardy.



School Phone:  508 - 821-1245
School Fax:  508 - 821-1353


My favorites:

Food: Fish and Chips

Book: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Movie: Star Wars (all of them!)

Color: Blue

Season: Fall

Sports: All of them

Singer: Van Morrison

Band: U2

Animal: Love all animals   


My Childhood

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!