MANCHESTER, NH — Bryan Belanger is the new principal of Parker-Varney Elementary School, effective in August. The Board of School Committee approved Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s recommendation of Belanger for the position.
Belanger comes to Manchester from Raymond, where he was principal of Lamprey River Elementary School since 2015. Previous experience included other school- and district-level administrative roles. He was interim principal of Seabrook Elementary School, assistant principal of curriculum and integration at Seabrook Middle School for six years, and technology director for Hampton School District and School Administrative Unit 21, serving Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton, and Seabrook.
“I am excited and eager to work with Parker-Varney’s learners, teachers, parents, and community,” said Belanger. “Together we will continue our school’s legacy of quality educational experiences, innovation and personalized learning.”
“Mr. Belanger’s experience and enthusiasm make him the right choice to lead the children and staff of Parker-Varney,” said Dr. Vargas. “I am confident he will succeed in moving current initiatives forward as well as creating new ways to meet the educational needs of our students.”
Belanger succeeds Amy Allen, who became assistant superintendent last October. Parker-Varney’s assistant principal Mike Beaulac served as acting principal in the interim and will return to the role of assistant principal.