Andrew Corey, Assistant Superintendent of the Londonderry School District, has been named the new Superintendent of Schools of School Administrative Unit (SAU) 41, the Hollis-Brookline school district, according to John Moody, the SAU’s Interim Superintendent of Schools.
Corey’s appointment is effective July 1.
“Following weeks of work by the Superintendent Search Committee, Mr. Corey was one of the finalists forwarded to the SAU Governing Board for initial interview, site visit, public forum and final interview,” Moody said. “Mr. Corey will receive a three-year contract with a starting salary of $130,000.”
Moody said the SAU 41 Governing Board was impressed with Corey’s credentials, his extensive work on curriculum and assessment, and his involvement with a comprehensive strategic plan for the Londonderry School District.
“It’s a great choice by them,” Londonderry Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said. “He is an outstanding educational leader and there is no doubt in my mind that he will be an outstanding Superintendent. Andy in his decade here has been absolutely superior. A number of years ago, when he was Middle School principal, he was Middle School Principal of the Year. He has done an absolutely fantastic job as Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Brookline is very lucky to get him. He’s just a fantastic educational leader.”
Corey has been assistant superintendent in Londonderry since 2010.
“It was a good opportunity and I was fortunate enough to be chosen and it will be interesting,” Corey said. “I’m excited by the opportunity and the challenges to move an outstanding district in New Hampshire forward. In my research and with talking with people in a small state, I realized it was very similar to Londonderry. The parents and the students have the same goals and aspirations as here, and when I went over to visit and to interview, it was all confirmed, so it’s a very exciting opportunity for me.”
Greenberg said the search for Corey’s replacement will begin with advertising in the next week or so and the application period will be open through March.
“Then we’ll conduct interviews and hopefully shortly thereafter we’ll have a successful candidate, one that will hopefully be able to fill his shoes,” Greenberg said.