• Administration

     Gregory Passeri

    Andrew at Beach

    My name is Greg Passeri and I am very happy to be the principal of the John J. Shaughnessy School. Previously, I was the assistant principal at the Dr. An Wang Middle School for six years. Before coming to Lowell, I taught social studies and directed an after-school program through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem. What I ask of each child is to embody our school’s motto and, “Be a SHARK Today,” and am very happy to work with such a dedicated staff at the Shaughnessy.  My wife and I are the proud parents of our son and also have dog--they both provide us with much entertainment.    

     Maureen Ward-Nault



    Renee Espinola

    Hello! I’m Mrs. Espinola, the School Social Worker at the Shaughnessy Elementary School. I have had the privilege of working with students and their families of Lowell Public Schools since 2012. I always tell my students that I have the best job in the whole school because not only do I get to work directly with students, I also get to work closely with our teachers, parents, and the community. To sum up my job, I get to help solve problems and celebrate the victories of our students at the Shaughnessy. Who wouldn’t love that?!
    When I’m not in school, I love to spend time with my family. I love to cook for them, watch them play sports, go to the beach, eat nachos and ice cream – lots of ice cream – and sometimes even go on short vacations. I never like to go away for too long because I’d miss my bud, Seamus, who is our family dog, my goats, and all my chickens.
    ​My favorite quote from Dr. Seuss is, “ You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” 


    Susan Rabias

    Dr. Seuss Quote

    My name is Susan Rabias. I am the Literacy Specialist at the Shaughnessy School. I grew up in Lowell and attended the Lowell Public Schools. When I decided to teach, I was lucky to get a job in Lowell. During my time working in the Lowell Public Schools, I have had many roles including teaching grades four and six. ​I have two boys and two dogs. I love to READ and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. 


    Sarah Brown


    Lina Faria


    Huyen Huynh