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Dr. John J. Buckey

John Buckey is in his ninth year as principal of Nantucket High School.  He recently completed his doctoral studies at Northeastern University.  His dissertation focused on mentoring for rural high school leaders.  Before coming to the island, John was principal of Littleton High School in Littleton, MA.  He was Assistant Principal at Littleton for four years before being named principal in 2005.  Dr. Buckey spent one year as Dean of Students at The Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio after completing his Masters degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from The Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Before moving to Cambridge for his graduate work, John was a Spanish teacher and Chair of the World Languages Department at The Lexington School in Lexington, Kentucky.  John earned his Bachelors degree in Spanish and Secondary Education from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.   A product of public education, John was reared in Newcomerstown, Ohio - birthplace of Cy Young and Woody Hayes.  John is married to Kevin Marshall, a Sergeant on the Nantucket Police Department.