Stevens High's new principal will start July 1
“It just sounds like there are really a lot of exciting things happening right now. And they are moving in a wonderful direction, and I think it’s a wonderful time to step in and help them with all of that,” Barry said Thursday.
She is the principal of Hillsboro-Deering Middle School. She is set to start in Claremont on July 1, but said she plans to shadow current principal, Frank Sprague, as much as she can before that.
Barry was one of two candidates the search committee selected as finalists last week.
SAU No. 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin recommended Barry to the School Board Wednesday as his and the search committee’s pick.
“Athletics is wonderful and certainly something to be celebrated, but there are equal focuses in the arts that we want to celebrate and nurture as well as in the academics and vocational paths,” Berry said.
“I think it’s really a perfect time to see what can we really do to offer each and every student at Stevens to make their four years a real exciting time for them,” Barry said.
“I wanted to get back into the high school realm; that really is where my passion is,” Barry said.
Barry said she is excited to help make the transition into that new standards or “competency” based grading system smoother for students, staff and parents.
“They are going through a lot of changes right now, which really excited me about the position,” Barry said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of everything that’s going on there.”
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