SAU 47 Welcome New Principal and Assistant Principal

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has named a new principal for the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School.

Brett Blanchard, who has most recently served as the school principal at Fair Haven Union High School in Vermont, will start on July 2. Brett has a background in proficiency-based education, inquiry-driven learning, and school improvement processes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Castleton State College in Vermont.

In reference to his new role, Brett states, “I am excited and honored to be named as Principal of Conant High School and the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School. I am thrilled to be in a district that has a clear vision with a community that exhibits such strong support for education. I look forward to working alongside the faculty, staff, students and community to make that vision a reality.”

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The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has named a new assistant principal for the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School.

David Dustin, who has taught social studies at Conant High School for the past eight (8) years, will start his new role as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment on July 2. In addition to his teaching duties at Conant High School, he has served as a member of the district’s inquiry team, as the CHS drama club director, and as the President of the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies/secondary education from Champlain College in Vermont and is currently in the process of completing his master’s in educational leadership at Keene State College.

In reference to his new role, David states, “I very much believe in the direction our schools are moving to better serving the needs of all learners. I am excited for the opportunity this position will afford me to work with our talented and dedicated educators and build upon the foundation our community has built for our learners, and I know with a lot of hard work we can reach all of our learners in the years ahead. I am committed and invested in these schools and I can't wait to get started working to make them even better than they are today!”

Kimberly Sychterz