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Andrew Rebello (MA '23)

Principal and Assistant Superintendent

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
Fall River, MA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Andrew Rebello was:

Principal and Assistant Superintendent
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
Fall River, MA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Since Andrew Rebello began his career in education at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School as the guidance counselor, and now as principal, Diman has experienced immense, positive change. No stranger to a challenge, Rebello spent his first day as principal faced with the COVID shutdown. That day forward, he has personified effective leadership by working to provide a high-quality educational opportunity for all. He is committed to academic growth, building relationships with families, and ensuring every voice is heard and valued. Rebello successfully implemented schoolwide instructional practices to improve student learning with a focus on checks for understanding and critical thinking in every classroom. He also spearheaded academic and vocational acceleration programs, including targeted math intervention, high-dosage tutoring, a study hall for students needing additional support, and reinforcements after school and on Saturdays. As a result, Diman’s students outperformed the state for English and math and recently saw the highest graduation rate in school history at 98 percent. 
Rebello’s open line of communication extends relationship-building beyond students and families to the community at large. He developed a best-in-class Parent Academy to facilitate family growth and partnership, created a hotline within the Academy that families can access at any time, and established a community liaison to bolster Diman’s presence in the community. He attracted more than 800 students and their families for the first-ever Community Wellness Day. Through a collaboration with area universities and colleges, Rebello established a college-access pathway for students and helps seniors remain on track to graduate. 
A respected leader in and outside the school, Rebello was recently sworn in as a member of Governor Healey’s Economic Development Planning Council to develop the Massachusetts Economic Development Plan and serves as a member of the Educational Policy and Legislative Committee for the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association.  
Rebello received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Merrimack College in 2010, a Master of Education in 2012 from Frostburg State University, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016 and a Certificate of School Management and Leadership from Harvard University in 2021. 

Press release: Fall River Principal Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award During National Principals Month 



Andrew Rebello In The News

And the 'Oscars of Teaching' Goes to Andrew Rebello
The New Bedford Light  |  Dec 03, 2023  |  New Bedford, MA

Merrimack College Alumnus Wins National Educator Award
Merrimack College  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  North Andover, MA

A Fall River Educator Won an 'Oscar of Teaching.' Here's What Happened.
The Herald News  |  USA Today Network  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  Fall River, MA

Diman Regional Principal Receives Prestigious National Milken Educator Award, Check for $25,000
Fall River Reporter  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  Fall River, MA

Plymouth English Teacher Surprised With $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WBZ-AM  |  iHeartMedia  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  Medford, MA

WATCH --> Fall River Principal, Plymouth Teacher Receive $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WBZ-TV  |  CBS  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  Boston, MA

WATCH --> Fall River Principal Honored with Milken Educator Award
WPRI-TV  |  CBS  |  Oct 20, 2023  |  East Providence, RI