SAUGUS — Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to announce that Northeast Metro Tech Principal and Deputy Director Carla Scuzzarella has been named the Saugus-Everett Elks Club Educator of the Year.
Principal Scuzzarella was recognized at a dinner held on Thursday, Oct. 12, where she received the award from the Saugus-Everett Elks Club, as well as a proclamation from the House of Representatives that was presented by State Rep. Jessica Giannino.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to have been selected for this wonderful community recognition,” said Principal Scuzarella. “It is especially meaningful to me as a Saugonian to be acknowledged by the Saugus-Everett Elks Club, and I am happy my boys were there to share the evening with me.”
Scuzzarella is a lifelong Saugus resident and Saugus High School graduate who has worked at Northeast Metro Tech for eight years. She is a career educator who has served as a history teacher, assistant principal, and for the past seven years has served as the school’s principal and deputy director. She was also formerly an adjunct professor at Merrimack College and American International College.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Salem State College, a Masters in School Administration from Salem State College, and a Masters in Political Science and Doctorate in Education from Boston College.
Scuzzarella serves as a Saugus Town Meeting member, and is a former member of both the Saugus School Committee and the Saugus Youth and Recreation Commission.
She is a member of the Friends of the McKeown School of Education Board at Salem State University, and volunteers at the JFK Library in Boston.
Scuzzarella is a member of the Salem State College Athletic Hall of Fame, where she was formerly the women’s gymnastics coach, a James Madison Fellowship recipient, and has received the JFK Library Excellence in Teaching Award.