An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

The McCann Chair for Excellence in Teaching

In honor of Cynthia McCann, Ed. D., and her 35 years of dedicated teaching at Tower School, the Board of Trustees established The McCann Chair for Excellence in Teaching. Announced in May 2016, the McCann Chair honors Cindy, her impact on generations of students, colleagues, and families; and her lifelong love of learning.

Throughout her time at Tower, Cindy McCann benefited from numerous professional development opportunities including receiving an MA in 1998 and a doctorate in 2011, both from Lesley University. In turn, those experiences influenced her work with students, strengthened her abilities as a teacher, and mentor to fellow faculty. In recognition of the importance of professional development opportunities, including the pursuit of graduate degrees, the recipient of the McCann Chair will receive up to $2,000/year for professional development opportunities. Funds may be used on an annual basis or may accrue over the course of the three-year period. In addition to providing professional development opportunities, income from the McCann Chair will be used to partially, or fully, offset the costs of the recipient’s salary and benefits.

Please use the form below to make a gift to The McCann Chair for Excellence in Teaching.

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Send matching gift form to: Tower School, Attn: Jessie Achterhof, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945, or fax it to: 781-631-2292.

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  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.




Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.




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We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.




Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.




Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!




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