Groveton superintendent sees a special school district
Based in Groveton village, School Administrative Unit 58 is comprised of the Northumberland, Stark and Stratford school districts. The district has about 500 students and, in the opinion of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, in coordination with the American Association of School Administrators, it also has the best superintendent in the Granite State.
“I wasn’t even close. If they did it by the size of the district, I would have been last. It was unbelievable out there, with superintendents with districts of hundreds of thousands of kids. I felt like the country mouse in the city.”
“My wife Michele and I traveled down with 15 other superintendents from New Hampshire and there was quite a ceremony last Thursday where all 50 state superintendents of the year received a plaque and a medal, it was actually a pretty-good sized medal that we wore during the ceremony. We were announced on stage and they announced the national superintendent of the year and we were all recognized. It was very nice.”
“I’m very humbled because I certainly feel there are other superintendents in the state who are far more deserving than I am and it (receiving the state honor) has very little to do with me and, in my opinion, it has to do with the outstanding teachers and administrators” in SAU 58, “they make me look good.”