Published DateBRISTOL — Three finalists have been identified for the position of superintendent of the Newfound Area Co-operative School District, the school board has announced.
The candidates are: Stacey Buckley, currently superintendent of the multi-district SAU including Goffstown, Dunbarton and New Boston; Antonio Fernandes, a retired administrator who until 2011 served as superintendent of the Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts; and Timothy Richard, who grew up in the Lakes Region and who currently serves as principal of Woodward High School in Mesa, Ariz.
The finalists will travel to the district next week for a day of learning about the district and its communities. The school board is hoping to gain as much community interaction as possible during the visit.
The district will devote one full day to each candidate. Fernandes will visit on Feb. 18. The district will host Richard on Feb. 20. Buckley's visit will take place on Feb. 21.
At 2 p.m. on each day, parents and community members are invited to Newfound Regional High School for a meet and greet with the candidate. There will also be an evening meet and greet held each day at 6:15 p.m., held at different locations each day. On Feb. 18, Fernandes will meet parents and community members at Groton Town Hall. Richard, visiting on Feb. 20, will be present at the evening session held at Newfound Regional High School. On the evening of Feb. 21, Buckley will be at the Danbury Elementary School.
At the conclusion of each day, the school board will conduct a formal interview with the candidate. The interviews will be open to the public for observation purposes only.
The Newfound Area Co-operative School District is made up of the following towns: Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron and New Hampton.