New principal on the job at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

Gil Traverso visited Martha's Vineyard Regional High School on Wednesday. — Photo by Janet Hefler

Gil Traverso started his new job as principal at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School full-time on Tuesday. Mr. Traverso will be paid $140,000 a year based on a three-year contract he signed, effective August 1, superintendent of schools James Weiss told The Times in a phone call Tuesday.

In Mr. Traverso’s first week on the job last week, he took part in a three-day retreat with the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools cabinet, which includes Mr. Weiss, his administrative staff members, and school administrators. The retreat is held annually in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Mr. Traverso formerly served as the principal of the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy in Springfield. He was one of three candidates selected in late May by a nine-member search committee as semi-finalists for the principal’s job at MVRHS, following former principal Stephen Nixon’s resignation on April 28.