Atypically, he interrupted his work in education to take a job as a financial manager at Mellon Financial from 2000 to 2003. His decision in Swampscott to launch a campaign against drug abuse in 2011 led to some outspoken opposition after he made a meeting with parents mandatory.
Millington has a bachelor’s degree from Castleton College in Vermont and advanced degrees from Castleton and Salem State.
Dillon was a substitute teacher in Woburn in 1990 before accepting a job designing a program for second-offense drunken drivers in Middlesex County in 1992. He was a teacher and assistant principal at Burlington High School and an assistant principal in Maynard before moving to Lexington’s Minuteman High School in 2005.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College and a master’s from Cambridge College in Massachusetts.
The new principal will replace Ed Sapienza, who is retiring.