Hinsdale School Board Selects Dr. Ryan to Continue as Superintendent

The Hinsdale School Board (SAU 92) and Interim Superintendent David Ryan are pleased to share that they have agreed on a three-year contract that removes the “interim” status from his position as part-time superintendent, and extends his service to June 30, 2027. Ryan will continue to work in the district three days per week, and the agreement is open to renewal and extension at its term.

“We are so pleased to be able to continue working with Dr. Ryan as his continued service will provide the consistency and stability that our district needs”, stated Hinsdale School Board Chair April Anderson. “We conducted a pretty extensive search for a full-time superintendent, and after going through the process we recognized that Dr. Ryan could continue working in a part-time capacity and fulfill all of the duties in moving our district forward.”

Ryan was hired on July 1, 2023 as the district’s third SAU leader in just a year. Previous interim superintendent Kim Caron served in the role from January to June, assuming the post after Wayne Woolridge retired after almost seven years in the district.

“I have come to love this community in a very short period of time and expressed in my interview that I wanted to remain in the position permanently, albeit part-time,” stated Ryan. “I am so grateful to have been selected to continue serving in this role and feel very committed to doing what is best for all of our students, families, and staff members”.

He has served as an education leader since 2000 in positions ranging from Superintendent of SAU 16 (Exeter), SAU 53 (Pembroke), Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Manchester School District, principal of Nashua High School North where he was recognized as the 2012 Charles A. Napoli New Hampshire State Principal of the Year and one of three 2013 NASSP/MetLife National Principal of the Year Finalists, and Assistant Principal at Manchester High School Central.

Ryan has served as a member of the National Principals Advisory Panel for the College Board, has served as a New England Regional Council member since 2017 and is currently Past Chair, and a contributing member of their National Enrollment Leaders Group where he has collaborated with university enrollment executives from across the nation on higher education admissions processes and requirements from a secondary school perspective. He has served as a commissioner on New Hampshire’s Commission to Study School Funding (2019) for two years and as a member of the Ed 306 Minimum Academic Standards Revision Task Force (2021) for the past three. He is a presenter and an adjunct instructor in the areas of systems leadership, school law, and doctoral research at Southern New Hampshire University, and he holds the Ed.D. and M.Ed. in education leadership from Boston College, the Ed.S. in education administration from the University of New Hampshire, and B.A. in English from Plymouth State University.

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