Lynn’s St. Mary’s principal prepares for his second retirement
LYNN — As the school year concludes at St. Mary’s, Principal Jim Ridley is preparing for retirement. Again.
Ridley was five years into his retirement from Lynn Public Schools when St. Mary’s came calling in 2015. Then-head of school Grace Cotter Regan and Athletic Director Jeff Newhall convinced him to come to St. Mary’s as interim principal after Dr. Mark DiFabio resigned effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.