Meet the Principal
Bethy Verano joined the Hurley K-8 Dual Language School in 2019, following three years of service at Boston Latin School as an Assistant Headmaster. Her career began in the non-profit sector with Building Educated Leaders for Life, where she worked in service of Boston Public Schools for over 10 years and helped develop programming for students in need of academic acceleration. She joined Boston Public Schools given her background in building effective relationships, as well as designing and developing programming specifically tailored to meet the needs of English Language Learners. Ms. Verano was born in Bogota, Colombia and emigrated with her family at twelve years old. She entered the Boston Public Schools and graduated from John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. She has a degree in Psychology focused on child development, a Masters in Human Services administration and is currently pursuing her PhD in Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy at UMass Boston. She is also a graduate of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi) focused on justice and equity, and integration of artistic and design thinking, and educational and community-based resources to transform the lives of youth and families.Ms. Verano is proud of her Latin American roots and believes in the power of dual language schools to shift the current paradigm of education not only by promoting bilingualism and biliteracy but also by creating an environment of openness to different cultures and backgrounds. She also believes in thoughtful collaborations among families, schools and community based organizations as the keys to building success for all students. During her free time, Ms. Verano enjoys reading, traveling, walking her dog, and spending time with family.