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Rodolfo Morales
Rodolfo Morales, Principal

Mr. Rodolfo Morales is in his first year as principal of the Phineas Bates Elementary School. Mr. Morales most recently completed his principal residency at both the Rafael Hernández K-8 School, where he supported new instructional approaches to dual-language instruction, and Dr. Catherine Ellison/Rosa Parks Early Education School, where he worked to strengthen inclusive practices.

Mr. Morales is a lifelong Boston resident who has continuously demonstrated a commitment to the education of Boston Public Schools students. Mr. Morales has a successful professional history as a bilingual educator and a personal history as a learner of English as a second language. He began his teaching career at the Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School in 2011 as a dual-language Spanish 4th-grade educator. While there, he supported teachers through his role as a union representative and by facilitating professional development.

Mr. Morales earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing communications from Emerson College, a Master in Education through the Boston Teacher Residency Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Master in School Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is committed to increasing educational equity for all students, and is excited to begin supporting the students, families, and teachers at the Phineas Bates Elementary School.

Rodolfo Morales, Principal |

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Cailen McCormick, Inclusion Coordinator

My name is Cailen McCormick. I am very excited to be starting my first year at the Bates and my 10th year with the Boston Public Schools. I started working in BPS as a classroom teacher, and for the last five years I have worked out of the central office as a Program Director for for Applied Behavior Analysis. This year at the Bates, I will be in a new role as the inclusion strand coordinator, supporting grades K0-2nd. I am thrilled to be a part of this school community and to work closely with students, educators, and families. When I am not at work, my husband and I enjoy being active outdoors with our two young boys. I am looking forward to a great school year!

Cailen McCormick, Inclusion Strand Specialist |


Heather Frasso, School Nurse

Hello, My name is Heather Frasso and I  am the school nurse at the Bates. I have been at the Bates for 6 years and it is a privilege and a joy to be a part of  the Bates community. I love working with the students, staff and parents at the Bates. I have two sons: Nick is 23 yrs and Patrick is 22 yrs old. I also have an 8 year old pug named Buddy. I walk Buddy every day. The walk gives me the opportunity to be outdoors, which I love.  I enjoy biking, walking and eating! I am so grateful to be the school nurse!

Heather Frasso, School Nurse |

Cindy Sahagian, Secretary