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Welcome to the Londonderry School District
Nathan S. Greenberg
|Human Resource Director
|Pupil Services Director
|Elementary SPED Program Director
|Director of Information Technology
Mary Wing Soares
Londonderry High School
2008 N.H. Excellence in Education Award more
Londonderry Middle School
Grades Six through Eight more
Matthew Thornton Elementary
Grades One through Five more
North School Elementary
Grades One through Five more
South School Elementary
Grades One through Five more
Moose Hill School
Preschool & Kindergarten more
Notices and Press Releases
NEW NORTH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
LONDONDERRY HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS
The Londonderry School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Dutton as the new Principal of North School. Mr. Dutton will be taking over the helm of North School from retiring Principal Mary Coltin. Mr. Dutton was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates and passed the rigors of interviews first with an interview committee composed of several parents, faculty and staff from North School, Leitha Reilly-School Board Chair, several administrators including Assistant Principal Jill Connors, South School Principal Linda Boyd, Human Resources Director Suzie Swenson and Superintendent Nate Greenberg. A second interview was conducted by the School Board and between the interviews, an on-site visit was conducted by a subcommittee of the interview team which included discussions with parents, students, faculty and administrators.
Mr. Dutton, a graduate of Londonderry High School and UNH, has been at Londonderry High School for the past sixteen years, the last six as Assistant Principal. His leadership, collaborative and communication skills have led to several significant, positive changes at the high school including but not limited to the Senior Project and the Academic Code of Integrity. Leitha Reilly, Londonderry School Board Chair, has praised Mr. Dutton for his strong leadership and communication skills, highly touted parent relations, organization, outstanding student relations and strong grasp of college and career ready skills with the ability to translate those skills to the elementary students.
Mr. Dutton stated that he is thrilled with his appointment and knows he has big shoes to fill with the retirement of Principal Coltin. "I intend, with the support of the truly outstanding North School faculty, staff and Assistant Principal, to continue to build upon the excellent programs and services developed and implemented at North School under Mary Coltin's leadership, for the sole benefit of the wonderful North School students and parents." Mr. Dutton officially begins his new duties on July 1, 2014.
The Londonderry School Board is pleased to announce its newest members to the Londonderry High School administrative team.
The school board has approved the nominations of Abbey Sloper and Amity Ferraro as the next two Assistant Principals at Londonderry High School, and previously appointed Maureen O'Dea as the next Guidance Director. These three educational leaders bring valuable experience and outstanding skill- sets to their respective positions, and will be welcomed additions to the Lancer Administration. With the departure of Paul Dutton who will serve as North School's next Principal, Abbey Sloper will become the new House 1 Assistant Principal. Abbey is currently an Assistant Principal at Alvirne High School, and as a member of their administrative team she provides leadership and supervision for 1,400 students and a veteran staff. Some of her notable accomplishments are the implementation of "Strategies for Success" and "Academic Support Center" programs at AHS for at-risk students. She is in charge of tracking attendance as part of the Hudson school district's drop-out task force, and facilitates a Parent Outreach Committee. She is also responsible for updating and enforcing all policies and procedures in the student and staff handbooks, and oversees discipline and the daily operations of the school. As a former Social Studies teacher, she has helped to realign their curriculum and helped lead their school through the NEASC Re-Accreditation process. She is a student-centered administrator who is very well-liked and respected by the student-body, staff, and parents, and has outstanding instincts conducive to the fast paced nature of an assistant principal's position.
Amity Ferraro, former Dollars for Scholars Teacher of the Year, will be the next Assistant Principal in House 3. Amity has a long standing history at LHS, where she has taught English, Summer School, and Adult Education courses. She is an active member on important committees including the "EDies" School of Excellence and NEASC Re-Accreditation. She has also established popular programs such as the Future Educator's Academy and Little Lancer Day which celebrates our kindergarten students by formally welcoming them into our school system. Amity has been with our Adult Education program since its inception, and has taught in our Londonderry Incoming Freshman Transition (LIFT) program for at-risk students. Her expertise and knowledge of our alternative educational programs will be an invaluable asset to House 3. Amity connects with all types of learners and has been successful working with students who struggle academically as well as those choosing to take courses at the Advanced Placement level. This ability will allow her to assist students, staff, and parents in understanding differentiated learning and instruction, which will improve student performance. Her communication skills and positive attitude will make for a seamless transition into her new administrative role.
Finally, with the retirement of Mike Dolphin, LHS has been fortunate to hire Maureen O'Dea as the next Guidance Director. Maureen is currently the Guidance Director for the Nashua School District overseeing both North and South High Schools. She works closely with both guidance staffs, and is responsible for overseeing their comprehensive guidance model. The Nashua School District uses X2, so Maureen is adept with this student management system, and she oversees the master scheduling for both schools. She also facilitates state testing, is familiar with career and technical education programs, and is responsible for Career and College Readiness in her district. Maureen's leadership, work ethic, and ability to lead large high schools will be beneficial in continuing the positive initiatives we have undertaken at Londonderry High School. She has almost a decade of experience as a Guidance Director; the last six years in Nashua, and comes to us with an impeccable reputation. Her extensive experience and accomplishments will be of tremendous benefit to our school community.
All three educational leaders will assume their posts on July 1st, 2014.
The Londonderry School District will provide appropriate individualized academic, social, emotional and physical learning opportunities in order to establish a dynamic foundation for quality education and continued student growth.
To provide all students with the vision, skills, and knowledge necessary to maximize their individual potential. Central to this accomplishment is the collaboration among all shareholders and disciplines so that students can become contributing members of society and appreciate that learning is a life-long process.
- What is the Londonderry School District environment like for students and teachers?
- What kind of quality assurance is in place for consistent delivery of curriculum from one classroom to the next?
- What is the Londonderry Community like?
- How do I apply for a position with the Londonderry School District?
- How do I find out if there is a job opening in the Londonderry School District?
- How can my business become a community partner with the Londonderry School District?
- How do I find out if school has been cancelled or delayed?
AnswersWhat is the Londonderry School District environment like for students and teachers?
Londonderry is committed to providing the very best educational environment for our students and teachers. Londonderry School District provides opportunities for teachers to pursue professional improvement and enhance teaching skills through generous tuition-reimbursement programs and paid, school-sponsored workshops. With many extra-curricular activities, teachers have the opportunity to serve as advisors and coaches. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching staff. Our schools have an outstanding reputation including the ongoing recognition of the acclaimed Lancers Marching Band and Color Guard.What kind of quality assurance is in place for consistent delivery of curriculum from one classroom to the next?
Grade level benchmarks are established for all subjects and teachers are encouraged to challenge students to excel at the highest levels.What is the Londonderry Community like?
Londonderry is a rapidly-growing suburban community of 24,000 residents located approximately 12 miles from the Massachusetts border, less than one hour from Boston, the seacoast and the White Mountains. A popular residential community because of its ideal location, Londonderry has a reputation for excellent schools. Its residents attempt to maintain the rural flavor of the town, which is dotted with apple orchards and lovely homes. The community has demonstrated its support for schools through various fundraising and volunteer activities. The focus of the community is on its young people and their welfare.How do I apply for a position with the Londonderry School District?
Please visit our Human Resources Employment Opportunity page byHow do I find out if there is a job opening in the Londonderry School District?
Please visit our Human Resources Employment Opportunity page byHow can my business become a community partner with the Londonderry School District?
If you would like to become part of the Employee Discount Program, please contact Cindy McMahon - Benefits CoordinatorHow do I find out if school has been cancelled or delayed?
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