John Hughes ‘66
Boston College, B.A. 1970
Boston College, M.Ed. 1975
John had a forty-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Natick Public Schools.
He served seven years as Natick High School Principal, during which the profile of NHS and student performance improved each year, with 92% of NHS graduates going on to further education.
MCAS scores improved to be among the highest in the state with NHS receiving commendation from the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Created the Technology Department and instituted the Robotics Team
Conducts International School Accreditation visits for the
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Herve B. Lemaire Award for Excellence in Education, 2010
Distinguished Service Award Massachusetts Amvets, 2007; American Legion Patriotism Medal, 2000
NEASC Commissioner, Committee Chair and Trustee
President Boston College Varsity Club, President Boston College Pike’s Peak Hockey Club
Advice to Students
Remember that “Attitude is a Skill” and you should strive to
develop and maintain a positive attitude as it will be a key to your future success.
Take advantage of the opportunities that lie before you. You will succeed!
Inducted November 20, 2012