Beech Street principal one of 3 finalists for SAU 15 Superintendent post

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MANCHESTER, NH – After being moved from her post as school district Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education to Principal of Beech Street School,  Dr. Chris Martin may be ready to make a permanent move out of the Manchester School District, as top educator in another district.

Martin is one of three finalists for the post of Superintendent of SAU 15, which includes about 2,300 elementary and middle school students from Auburn, Candia and Hooksett, who then choose to attend a regional high school. 

Two other finalists, Christopher Pratt,  Superintendent of Schools in Wilmington, Vt., and William Van Bennekum, principal of The Holderness School in SAU 48, will participate in a community meeting Jan. 12 at Cawley Middle School, in Hooksett, to answer questions from the public and other district officials.

Martin has been a strong advocate for Manchester students during her tenure with the district, which spans three decades. A native of Manchester, Martin attended city schools, and served as Director of Fine Arts for the district before her 2015 promotion.

Martin moved from that post to Beech Street School after former principal Christine Brennan took a position as deputy commissioner of the NH Department of Education.

A final decision is expected by Feb. 14.

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