Beech Street principal accepts superintendent job in New Ipswich

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MANCHESTER, NH — The principal of Beech Street Elementary School has been hired as the new Superintendent of Schools for the Mascenic Regional School District  for the 2019/2020 school year.

The decision was made by the Mascenic School Board at its March 18 meeting.

According to the Monadnock Ledger, Martin will begin her new job on July 1, replacing Steve Russell, who has served as interim superintendent for the past year.

Martin signed a one-year contract with the district for $121,000 with the option to renew for two more one-year terms.

“I’m extremely excited. I think what I learned about the district in my research prior to the interviews and visits, and having great conversations with the parents and teachers, really reinforces my impression that our views align,” Martin told the Ledger last week. “It seems like we have a match here.”

Martin has spent her career in Manchester, rising from classroom teacher to school principal, director of the fine arts program and as assistant superintendent over her 30-plus years with the district.

Manchester School District has recently hired a consulting firm to search for a replacement for Dr. Bolgen Vargas, who announced in January his intention to resign from the job, giving 90-days notice and declining the school district’s invitation to renew his two-year contract.

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