The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Somerville High School Headmaster John Oteri

Photo by Arthur Ingalls, Geskus Studios

John Oteri is in his third year as Headmaster of Somerville High School. A 15-year veteran of SHS, Mr. Oteri was a member of the school’s Social Studies Department from 1999 to 2007 and a Housemaster/ Assistant Principal from 2007 to 2012 before taking on the Headmaster position.

He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (now the MA Department of Children and Families) for 9 years prior to joining the staff at SHS. Mr. Oteri is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned a B.A. as a double major in Government and International Relations, and the Arts and Letters Program for Administrators. He earned his Master of Education from the University of Lowell with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction.

As he became the new headmaster of Somerville High School with very big shoes to fill of his predecessor, Former SHS Head Master Tony Ciccariello, Headmaster Oteri has earned the respect of the students as well as from the entire community.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


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