Technology and Services

Academy Contact Information

  • Academy Secretary – Ms. Patricia Hale – ext. 2101
  • Associate Principal – Mr. Donald Gibson – ext. 2105
  • Career Tech Program Coordinator – Mr. Carissa Karakaedos- ext. 1109
  • Guidance Counselor – Ms. Kristen Doherty – ext. 2103
  • Grade 9 Guidance Counselor – Ms. Michelle Harding – ext. 2102

About The Associate Principal, Mr. Donald Gibson


Don Gibson has been an Assistant or Associate Principal for 15 years. Prior to his role leading the Technology & Services Academy as Associate Principal, Mr. Gibson began his administrative career at Methuen High School where he spent 10 years before joining North Shore Technical High School as Assistant Principal. He assumed responsibility for the Technology & Services Academy at Essex Technical High School when North Shore Tech merged with Essex Agricultural & Technical High School in 2014. Prior to his roles as Assistant or Associate Principal, Mr. Gibson taught physical education in Methuen. During his 25-year tenure at Methuen, Mr. Gibson coached football and track (both winter and spring). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Bridgewater State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Plymouth State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership from Salem State University. He holds licenses for Principal/Assistant Principal (K-5, 5-9 and 9-12), and Vocational Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12). He is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) and the Massachusetts Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).