MANCHESTER — City school board members have appointed Andrew Sims as the new assistant principal at Parker-Varney Elementary School.

The appointment was announced Tuesday.

Andrew Sims


Sims graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2009 with a BA in Elementary Education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from SNHU. Sims started in the district 10 years ago as a certified instructor at Bakersville School and then Gossler Park School. He later was hired as a health teacher, shuttling between both schools, before transitioning to a fifth-grade classroom at Bakersville in 2016.

“I am honored and thrilled to become the new Assistant Principal of Parker-Varney Elementary School,” said Sims in a statement.“I believe educators have the most important profession and that our hard work shapes a brighter future. I will work tirelessly to earn your trust, respect, and support as we collaborate to promote a shared vision of student success,” Sims told staff members at Parker-Varney on Tuesday.

Sims succeeds Michael Beaulac, who became principal at Green Acres School on Jan. 1.

— Paul Feely, NH Union Leader

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