• Sara Ahern
    Superintendent of Schools
    Phone: 508-862-4953
    Fax: 508-790-6454 
  • Welcome to the Barnstable Public Schools’ Superintendent’s Page.

    I am so excited to begin my time as the Superintendent of the Barnstable Public Schools, beginning my official duties on July 1, 2022. I join Barnstable with personal core values of achievement, equity, and community. These are so well aligned with the core values of the Barnstable Public Schools: commitment, collaboration, and community.

    Through numerous meetings and my observations this spring and summer, I have been learning a lot about Barnstable. Clearly there is great community pride in the public schools and many strengths to celebrate! 

    I invite you to read my Entry Plan, which is linked on this page. It explains my approach to these first several months in the District, where I will continue to prioritize building relationships with faculty/staff, BPS leaders, students, families, and community members. I will continue to listen and learn about the strengths and opportunities within BPS, looking for patterns that emerge from which we can grow.

    It is my most sincere wish that during the 2022-2023 school year, that each child in the Barnstable Public Schools feels supported, challenged, valued, loved, and that they belong.


    Sara Ahern
    Proud Superintendent of the Barnstable Public Schools