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Executive Office

...from the Principal's Desk

Message from the Principal

First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is John P. McKinnon and I am honored to be the new Principal at the Wilbur and McMahon School.  I am a resident of Little Compton, a proud graduate of Wilbur and McMahon School, and a proud parent of five children, who all attended Wilbur and McMahon School.   

I have been in education for the last 35 years and have served as a school administrator for the past 19 years.  Over my journey in education, I have taught at the elementary and high school levels, worked in an administrative role as a high school assistant principal, and most recently have served as Principal of Harris Elementary School in Woonsocket, RI.  

As an educational leader, it is essential that our school be a collaborative, safe, and healthy environment — a place where positive relationships are fostered for academic and social growth, and an educational and enriching space where every student is excited to learn.  The Wilbur and McMahon School has always prepared students to meet the challenges in education and in life.  This is due to not only the many dedicated teachers and staff members, but also to our parents and caretakers who are actively involved in the success of their students.  This is a partnership that will enable our students to be successful in any path that they choose.

I am excited and eager to begin as the Principal of Wilbur and McMahon School later this week.  I look forward to working with our students, our teachers and our families.  It will be a privilege to work in the school community that has had such an important role in the growth of all of our children.  


John McKinnon
Wilbur and McMahon School 




I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities for the school and Little Compton Community. Parents are always welcome to contact me for any reason. 

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