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Meet The Principal



Dr. Desiree Chumsantivut Photo of Desiree Chumsantivut, principal of Southbridge High School

B.A., Psychology, Marshall University

M.S., Non-profit Management, Worcester State University

Ed.S., Educational Specialist, Bay Path University

Psy.D., Human and Organizational Psychology, Touro University

Desiree Chumsantivut joined Southbridge Public Schools in 2018 after 15 years working for the Justice Resource Institute. Dr. Chumsantivut is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who completed behavior analysis training at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Southbridge High School in 2021, she was the Principal at Southbridge Academy.

Dr. Chumsantivut is excited to join the Southbridge High School team to continue the steady progress towards providing students with a world-class education.  With the guidance provided by the district turnaround plan focusing on Student Literacy, Climate & Culture, and Student Engagement, and the support of the Receiver, Southbridge High School is primed to become a premier school in Central Massachusetts.

In her free time, Dr. Chumsantivut enjoys teaching Applied Behavior Analysis at a local university, participating in church activities, hiking and kayaking at local parks, and spending time with her husband and three sons. She and her family have lived in Central Massachusetts for the last 14 years.