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SPARK Academy

SPK Information


Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:45pm

Friday 8:00am - 2:30pm

Phone Number

(978) 975-5993


(978) 722-8538


165 Crawford Street

Lawrence, MA 01843

Calendar 2016-17


Delayed Opening Policy

Water Testing Results


A. Kevin Qazilbash
Mr. Q has 23 years of experience in education, most of which has been as a middle school math teacher.  Over the past two decades, he has earned National Board Teachers’ Certification, has been nominated for Boston Teacher of the Year, and was awarded the Distinguished Teachers Fulbright Award by the U.S. State Department. He is in his fourth year as the Principal at Spark Academy and holds his Masters of Education in Principal Leadership from Harvard University. 
Assistant Principal
Sarah Peteraf
Ms. Peteraf is in her fourth year as the Assistant Principal at Spark Academy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Education from Boston University. Prior to Spark, she was a middle school math and science teacher in the Boston Public Schools. 
Dean of Operations 
Mark Loring
Mr. Loring is in his second year as the Dean of Operations at Spark Academy, after completing his Masters of Education from Harvard University. He taught 4th grade in Louisiana before spending a year in Seattle, Washington working at an education nonprofit. He is originally from North Carolina and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University.
Associate Dean of Students
Christhelyn Guzman
Ms. Guzman is in her fourth year at Spark Academy and her first as the Associate Dean of Students. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Cambridge College and is currently in the process of getting her Master’s Degree in mental health. She is originally from Lawrence.
Dean of Instruction
Shara Conroy
Originally from Londonderry, NH, Ms. Conroy spent several years teaching middle school ELA in Texas, Rhode Island and Boston.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in English and History. She holds a Masters of Education from the University of St. Thomas.  She has been at Spark Academy as the Dean of Instruction for the last two years.