Peter Warburton, Superintendent of SAU 39
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The school board is delighted with the selection of Peter Warburton who is currently Superintendent of Schools for SAU #53, serving the school districts of Pembroke, Allenstown, Deerfield, Chichester and Epsom. In addition to having highly successful experience with working with a multi-district SAU, Mr. Warburton brings a student-centered focus and a collaborative management style to our school districts,Ms. Janson stated.
We are very impressed with Peter’s background and qualifications as a very strong match to what the school board here has identified in the leadership profile, Chris Janson commented.
She went on to say that we are particularly pleased with Mr. Warburton’s track record of accomplishments and his strength in communications, which the board felt especially important. He has achieved a great deal in his current assignment, some of which include a focus of student achievement and corresponding test results, the potential start-up of a new charter school and the strong relationships he has developed among staff, students, parents, local officials and members of the taxpaying community.
Prior to his current position as superintendent, Mr. Warburton was assistant superintendent for SAU #53. Mr. Warburton has been involved with all aspects of school leadership including: curriculum, instruction, collective bargaining, budget development, professional development, long-range planning and school improvement. Additionally, he served as principal in the Barrington School District and held assistant principal positions in Northwood, Kingswood and Londonderry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Warburton taught middle school students.
Mr. Warburton has earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Plymouth State University, a M.Ed. from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. from St. Anselm College. A former Peace Corp Volunteer, Mr. Warburton is actively involved with the Commission of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
After a couple of planned visits to our school districts this spring, Peter Warburton will commence his responsibilities as Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2011, at which time Dr. Mary Athey Jennings will retire after five years of dedicated service.
Chris Janson concluded by stating, on behalf of the SAU #39 School Board, I wish to thank the members of the Superintendent’s Advisory Search Committee, the school staff, students and community members who took an active role in the vetting process of the search resulting in the selection of Peter Warburton.