By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT — The Shaker Regional School Board has chosen interim Superintendent Michael Tursi to be its permanent superintendent.
He was one of two candidates selected by the Superintendent Search Committee that was composed of parents, community members, administrators, faculty, staff and a school board member.
The second candidate, Dennis Duquette of Massachusetts, withdrew his name from contention.
"The board is confident that Mr. Tursi is unquestionably the best candidate for the position," said a media release issued after the board reviewed the search process and the community feedback.
"This was a thoughtful search, and Mr. Tursi is positive, enthusiastic, and wants to play an active role in our schools and community," said School Board Chairman Sean Embree.
Tursi has been interim superintendent since July 1, 2016.
Tursi holds a Bachelor's Degree in geology from Radford Univeristy in Virginia, a Master's of Education degree from Plymouth State University, and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Plymouth State University.
He previously served as superintendent for SAU 64 – Milton and Wakefield, and as the assistant superintendent for the Manchester School District.
He and his family live in Strafford, where they also manage a small farm.
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