New principal appointed in Londonderry
LONDONDERRY -; A longtime Londonderry High School assistant principal will soon step in as North Elementary School';s principal.
On Wednesday morning district officials announced the appointment of Paul Dutton, who will begin his new position at the elementary school on July 1, after the retirement of current North School principal Mary Coltin.
Dutton, a graduate of Londonderry High School and University of New Hampshire, has been at Londonderry High School for the past 16 years, the last six as assistant principal.
“His leadership, collaborative and communication skills have led to several significant, positive changes at the high school,” school board chair Leitha Reilly said, noting that Dutton';s past successes included the addition of the high school senior project program and the school';s academic code of integrity.
Dutton said he';s excited to begin the next chapter of his career.
“I intend to continue to build upon the excellent programs and services developed and implemented at North School under Mrs. Coltin';s leadership, for the sole benefit of the wonderful North School students and parents,” he said.