Burke High School’s McIntyre named ‘Principal of the Year’

Lindsa McIntyre is principal at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. Jesse Costa/WBUR photo

Dr. Lindsa McIntyre, headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, has been named the Bertram H. Holland High School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association.

“Ms. Mac” as she’s known to students, began her teaching career at the Burke in 1985 and returned to assume the leadership position in 2009. In 2014, under McIntyre’s leadership, the Burke became the only high school in the Commonwealth to ever exit Level 4 “Turnaround” status. From 2012 to 2018, the Burke’s graduation rate climbed from 47 percent to 78 percent. 

This is the second consecutive year that the MSAA has recognized a BPS school leader. Craig Martin, principal of the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston, was named the 2018 Thomas C. Passios Elementary Principal of the Year. McIntyre will officially receive the award on July 24 in Hyannis.