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Welcome to the Londonderry School District
Nathan S. Greenberg
|Human Resource Director
|Pupil Services Director
|Director of Information Technology
Mary Wing Soares
Londonderry High School
2008 N.H. Excellence in Education Award more
Londonderry Middle School
Grades Six through Eight more
Matthew Thornton Elementary
Grades One through Five more
North School Elementary
Grades One through Five more
South School Elementary
Grades One through Five more
Moose Hill School
Preschool & Kindergarten more
Notices and Press Releases
Appointment of Assistant Principal at South School
COMMISSIONER’S CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Londonderry School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Chelsea Hunnewell as Assistant Principal of South Elementary School. Ms. Hunnewell has been serving as Interim Assistant Principal during this school year. Prior to that appointment, she was the music teacher at South School for six years. She also served as Band and Chorus Director at South School, coached at the varsity and junior varsity level (Field Hockey and Alpine Ski Team) and was the Londonderry Middle School Softball Coach.
Linda Boyd, Principal of South School, stated:
"Chelsea Hunnewell has more than proven herself in her acting assistant principal position. She is a clear thinker, thoughtful planner and effective problem solver. She is outcome and data-driven in terms of facilitating instructional decisions for students. Her follow-through across all areas of the job is impeccable and her work ethic superb. I feel very fortunate that the School Board has given her the opportunity to continue to contribute to our wonderful school and the great students we serve."
Leitha Reilly, School Board Chair, stated:
"Ms. Hunnewell has been an excellent faculty member and we believe she will be an outstanding administrator and will be a significant contributor to our college and career ready initiatives."
Notice of Video/Audio/Photography/Display and Use of Student Work Release
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Commissioner of Education, Virginia M. Barry, Ph.D., recognized Matthew Thornton School, along with four other elementary schools from the State of New Hampshire; in the Elementary category of the Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence. The Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence recognizes schools and districts that aspire to excellence by being bold and innovative in order to provide the best educational opportunities possible for our children. Several members of the Matthew Thornton Faculty Council: Kate Dolan (1st grade), Stacey Gilcreast (Music), Kelly Sarbaugh (Reading), Ann Smith (Special Curriculum), Stella Skoropowski (5th grade) and Erin Chinni (Special Education), along with Principal Sharon Putney represented Matthew Thornton School at the Press Conference held at the Legislative Office Building in Concord. They were joined by Londonderry School District, Superintendent Nathan Greenberg and School Board Chair, Leitha Reilly. In the Commissioner’s comments, she mentioned the school’s commitment to communicating with parents and community members, seeking alternative paths to learning for students and the warmth of the school environment. Congratulations to Matthew Thornton School for receiving this prestigious award.
From time to time, video/audio recordings and/or photographs are made of various school activities and classes which may be cablecast over the local educational access channel, LEO21, or other cable or broadcast channels and/or displayed/streamed at the District or a school Web site, on the school district FM station, WLLO-LP, or in a district/school print or electronic publication. These may also be used within the Londonderry School District.
Students may appear visually and/or be heard. On occasion, individual students or small groups of students may be featured in interviews, on-camera discussion, etc. These students may be identified by name; however only first names will be used on the screen when individual students are shown unless the district secures written permission from a parent/guardian to use a last name. Additionally, photos, student artwork, projects or performances may be displayed or shared. Student produced work (print or non-print) may be used by the district in the course of instruction, accreditation, presentation, and action research.
The Londonderry School District may also reproduce, make alterations or additions to, and may copyright the material in whole or in part. The district will notify parents/guardians on an individual basis in those instances when special education programs are involved.
Parents and students may refuse release of any or all use of these materials related to specific students, provided that a written request is received by the Superintendent of Schools, at 268C Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH 03053, by September 30th of the current school year. Additionally, parents may opt to notify the district of any change during the school year.
The Londonderry School District will provide appropriate individualized academic, social, emotional and physical learning opportunities in order to establish a dynamic foundation for quality education and continued student growth.
To provide all students with the vision, skills, and knowledge necessary to maximize their individual potential. Central to this accomplishment is the collaboration among all shareholders and disciplines so that students can become contributing members of society and appreciate that learning is a life-long process.
- What is the Londonderry School District environment like for students and teachers?
- What kind of quality assurance is in place for consistent delivery of curriculum from one classroom to the next?
- What is the Londonderry Community like?
- How do I find out if school has been cancelled or delayed?
- What is a Special Education Assistant and what are their hours?
- What is an Instructional Assistant and what are their hours?
- If I want to become a Teacher where do I start?
- What non-teaching positions may become available?
- I want a job in IT/Computers. What does the district have for positions?
- What experience/schooling do I need to sub as a Teacher and how do I apply?
- What do I need to be a Nurse Sub and how do I apply?
- What do I need to be a Custodian Sub and how do I apply?
- What do I need to be a Food Service Sub and how do I apply?
- Does the Londonderry School District hire people with Letters of Eligibility?
- Will the school District hire me with an out of state Certification?
- What areas would you recommend a High School student get a degree in if they want to work in a school district but do not want to be a teacher?
- I want to go to school for Special Education. What certifications are needed most?
AnswersWhat is the Londonderry School District environment like for students and teachers?
Londonderry is committed to providing the very best educational environment for our students and teachers. Londonderry School District provides opportunities for teachers to pursue professional improvement and enhance teaching skills through generous tuition-reimbursement programs and paid, school-sponsored workshops. With many extra-curricular activities, teachers have the opportunity to serve as advisors and coaches. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching staff. Our schools have an outstanding reputation including the ongoing recognition of the acclaimed Lancers Marching Band and Color Guard.What kind of quality assurance is in place for consistent delivery of curriculum from one classroom to the next?
Grade level benchmarks are established for all subjects and teachers are encouraged to challenge students to excel at the highest levels.What is the Londonderry Community like?
Londonderry is a rapidly-growing suburban community of 24,000 residents located approximately 12 miles from the Massachusetts border, less than one hour from Boston, the seacoast and the White Mountains. A popular residential community because of its ideal location, Londonderry has a reputation for excellent schools. Its residents attempt to maintain the rural flavor of the town, which is dotted with apple orchards and lovely homes. The community has demonstrated its support for schools through various fundraising and volunteer activities. The focus of the community is on its young people and their welfare.How do I find out if school has been cancelled or delayed?
Listen to WGIR: AM 610, tune into cable TV channel 21, tune into WMUR-TV, check the home page of our web site or follow us on Twitter.What is a Special Education Assistant and what are their hours?
What is an Instructional Assistant and what are their hours?
A Special Education Assistant is responsible for helping implement the specialized instruction, accommodations and modifications for individual students. An assistant may be assigned to one individual student or a group of students. They report to the special education teacher and program director in each building. Day to day duties could include reading or scribing for a student, working with small groups in reading, math and writing, cueing students to support communication deficits, attending and focusing difficulties and behavior management. Some students may require support with daily living skills including toileting.
Special Education Assistants are employed at all schools. The majority of these positions are 6 hours per day, 5 days per week and run with the school calendar. This is NOT considered a full time position. If a person in this position works 25+ hours per week they can elect dental insurance and life insurance. If you work 30+ hours you are eligible for medical insurance at full cost. Additional benefits include paid holidays, sick and personal days.
If I want to become a Teacher where do I start?
An Instructional Assistant assists the classroom Teacher in a variety of instructional support duties. They also supervise student behavior on school grounds and in the building. That person may monitor the classroom if the Teacher is temporarily absent. Instructional Assistants are only employed at the elementary level, grades 1-4. These positions are 3 hours per day.
What non-teaching positions may become available?
The best place to start is by speaking to the NH Department of Education at 603-271-3494 or by accessing their website at http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education.
I want a job in IT/Computers. What does the district have for positions?
Some examples are; Instructional Assistant, Special Education Assistant, Clerical/Office/Administrative Assistant, Library Media Assistant, Bookkeeper, Computer Education Assistant, Food Service, Custodian, assorted computer related positions.
What experience/schooling do I need to sub as a Teacher and how do I apply?
Computer Education Assistant, Computer Support Specialist, Software/Database Specialist, Technician for Web Services/Cable, Technology and Network Specialist, Technology Trainer/Integrationist, Systems Manager/Administrative Computer Services.
What do I need to be a Nurse Sub and how do I apply?
You need a diploma or GED along with patience and the ability to comfortably interact with our students. Go to the employment section of our website and apply. After this process is done you will get a call from one of our schools to come in for an interview. You can choose which grade levels, schools and days you prefer to work. A person that is not certified as a teacher will receive $60 per day until they work 20 days and then it is $65. A certified Teacher gets $65.00 per day.
What do I need to be a Custodian Sub and how do I apply?
You must be licensed as a Registered Nurse or LPN. Go to the employment section of our website to apply. Leave any areas blank that do not apply to you. After this process is done you will get a call to come in for an interview. You can choose which grade levels, schools and days you prefer to work. The pay rate is $65 per day.
What do I need to be a Food Service Sub and how do I apply?
We do not require a specific level of education in order to be a custodian sub. If you are considering this position as a way to get a permanent position with the school district, please realize that you will need a GED or diploma. Go to the employment section of our website to apply. Leave any areas blank that do not apply to you. This is a per diem position and is 2nd shift only, starting @ 2:30PM-11PM or 3PM-11:30PM depending on the school. We are flexible within those hours. The hourly rate is $8.00 per hour and there are no benefits. If you are interested in subbing for us, you will need you to come to the District Office, 268 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, with completed forms, W4, I9, etc. These forms can be found on our website, www.londonderry.org, by choosing Employment Opportunities and clicking on "Attached Forms" found at the bottom of the page. You will need to be fingerprinted as well at the Manchester DMV by appointment only (information is provided in attached forms) which will cost you $51.50 initially and once you work 3 days for us we will reimburse you that amount. The District Office is open to turn in these forms from 8:30AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday.
Does the Londonderry School District hire people with Letters of Eligibility?
It is helpful to have some food service or customer service experience but not required. Go to the employment section of our website and apply. Once you have finished this process your application will be considered by the Food Service Director. These positions, once perm, are not full time.
Will the school District hire me with an out of state Certification?
Yes we do. This is especially true in the areas of Critical Shortage. You can view this list at: http://www.education.nh.gov/certification/documents/critshortagelist.pdf
What areas would you recommend a High School student get a degree in if they want to work in a school district but do not want to be a teacher?
The district will hire Teachers with out of state certification if they provide a letter from the NH Department of Education stating that they are in process of getting their NH certification.
I want to go to school for Special Education. What certifications are needed most?
There are certain areas that all schools struggle to find candidates for. Examples of some of these positions are:
- OT (Occupational Therapist)
- PT (Physical Therapist)
- Speech and Language Therapist
There is a certification in General Special Education. The biggest need is in specialized certification areas like:
- Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
- Physical and Health Disabilities
- Specific Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Deaf and Hearing Disabilities
- Blind and Vision Disabilities
- Early Childhood with Special Education