By Michael A. Morgan, Superintendent of Schools - SAU 16
EXETER —Seventeen members of the teaching staff in the various SAU 16 schools are retiring at the end of this school year. These dedicated individuals represent a total of 377 years of service to their respective schools. Please recognize the excellent work of the following professional educators and celebrate their contributions to their students, families, and the community.
Exeter: Kathy Bean—Main Street School—24 years; Barbara Egan—Main Street School—23 years; Glenn Russell—Lincoln Street School—20 years; and Carol Simard—Lincoln Street School—31 years. Exeter Region Cooperative: Linda Cutler—Seacoast School of Technology—17 years; Paul Delnero—Exeter High School—18 years; Elizabeth DeSimone—Exeter High School—10 years; Robert Jordan—Cooperative Middle School—32 years; Terry Moher—Exeter High School—34 years; James Huebner—Exeter High School—15 years; East Kingston: Judith Hayes—16 years; Kensington: Mary Knightly—42 years; Nancy Roffman—19 years; Newfields: Linda Vander Els—15 years; Stratham: Yvonne Bates—6 years; Karen Hadfield—19 years; and Donna Lee—36 years.
Fifth Graders Moving On: Almost 440 students in SAU 16 celebrated the completion of Fifth Grade and are preparing to move to middle school this fall. The vast majority of these students will be attending the Cooperative Middle School, but a few will be moving out of the area or enrolling in a charter school or a private school.
Channel 13—the SAU 16 Educational Channel: The SAU 16 Educational Channel is completing its second year of service to the six towns that comprise the SAU. Thanks in large measure to the Town of Exeter and the cooperation of Comcast and the neighboring communities, all Comcast subscribers in the towns of Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, and Stratham are able to view school-related programs on Channel 13. The efforts of Channel 13’s primary coordinators, Doug York and Jim Fellows, are greatly appreciated because they have been able to substantially increase program offerings and bulletin board announcements relating to all of the schools within the SAU.