Welcome to the Mary Lee Burbank School!
Marisa Boyajian is our Interim Principal

A Little About Me

My collegiate journey began at Merrimack College where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After working as a Special Education 1:1 Aide, I realized quickly that I needed to start on my teaching path. Subsequently, I received my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Endicott College. My career began in Lawrence Public Schools serving as 4th grade teacher, math and science coach, and then Elementary Principal for the next 18 years before moving on to Woburn Public Schools. Three years ago, I made a professional leap from school principal to Human Resources Director for the Woburn School District. As this year marks my 25th (!) year in public education, I will always be grateful for the opportunity to apply and challenge my educational leadership skills in other capacities as well as acquire many new ones. However, my heart and true calling remains with teaching, learning, and school leadership. I feel I am a better educator and leader as a result of this leap.

when i am not working, i love spending every minute with my family and friends, going to celtics games, sitting around the kitchen table or watching movies. i also prioritize my health and wellness by taking fitness and weight training classes…and have even become an avid pickleballer! 

Marisa Boyajian, Interim Principal
phone: (617)993-5500


This core statement is the foundation of our actions and decisions at Burbank School.


  • Showing interest and excitement about school projects and extending learning outside school
  • Developing, sharing and challenging abilities and talents
  • Respecting and fostering different styles of learning
  • Recognizing effort and achievement by individuals and groups
  • Taking risks as learners and using mistakes as opportunities to learn


  • Demonstrating the 3Rs (Rights, Responsibility, Respect)
  • Showing respect for each other and our environment
  • Working together and cooperating with each other
  • Celebrating all kinds of differences and similarities
  • Taking pride in our work


  • Respecting individual safety and safety of others
  • Seeking help when needed
  • Expressing, listening, caring and honoring ideas
  • Demonstrating social responsibility
  • Participating as a member of a supportive, caring school community