Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Halpin has a Ed.D. from Northeastern University, a M.Ed. from Bridgewater State College, and a B.A. from Fairfield University. In his current role, Dr. Halpin directs and coordinates district-wide general education student support services including supervision of school counselors, ELL program and staff, school attendance supervisor, and MCAS Tutors. He is also responsible for McKinney-Vento coordination, home education plans, and general education tutoring services. Dr. Halpin has held numerous positions in the education field. From 2008-2011, he served as the Director of Guidance and Remediation Services for the Plymouth Public Schools. In this position, he directed and coordinated a system-wide guidance program by infusing meaningful and relevant school counseling services into the educational program. He also oversaw the school counseling program including supervision and evaluation of all counseling staff, and the development of the guidance budget. In his capacity he also coordinated, supervised and provided professional development for guidance and adjustment counselors as well as designed, wrote and implemented Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System related grants. From 2001-2008, Dr. Halpin served as a Guidance Counselor at Sandwich High School in Sandwich, MA. During this time he provided academic, personal and career counseling to students on an individual and group basis. Dr. Halpin is also a staff therapist for South Bay Mental Health Services and an Adjunct Professor for the Curry College Graduate School of Education. Dr. Halpin is director of the Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative, and a member of numerous professional associations including the American School Counselors Association, the National Education Association, and the New England Association for College Admission Counseling.