Concord man named new assistant school superintendent in Laconia

LACONIA — The School District has hired Raymond High School Principal Kirk Beitler to be its new assistant superintendent.
Beitler lives in Concord and was the athletic director for the Franklin School District (1995 to 2003) and the Gilford High School vice-principal (2003 to 2006) before he went to Raymond.
Beitler said there were a number of similarities between Raymond and Laconia including the demographics of the community and says those similarities attracted him to the position.
He said he has known Superintendent Terri Forsten for a long time and the two have worked together in a federal grant program that both Raymond and Laconia high schools have that promotes innovations for teaching in the classroom. There are 13 schools in New England that participate in the grant.
Beitler is holds a Bachelors degree in physical education from Cortland State University in New York and a Masters of health education from Plymouth State University. He holds a Certificate of Advance Graduate Study or CAGS from PSU.
He said the two schools districts are working on a short transition period over the summer and he will be alternating physically in both communities for the immediate future.
Beitler will be at the Tuesday School Board meeting at Harvard Street School that begins at 7 p.m.