Nashua School District to name South principal finalist Tuesday

NASHUA – Superintendent Mark Conrad will announce his nomination for the next principal at Nashua High School South at roughly noon Tuesday by way of the district’s online newsletter, eNews.

The candidate will appear before the district’s Human Resources Committee on Thursday for a public interview, Conrad said. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the district administration building on Ledge Street.

The candidate, if approved by the Human Resources Committee and Board of Education, would replace Jennifer Seusing at South. Seusing is moving up to an assistant superintendent position.

Last month, the Board of Education approved hiring Michael Harrington as principal of Fairgrounds Elementary School, Jennifer Oates Scarpati as principal of Amherst Street Elementary School and Lynne Joseph as principal of Pennichuck Middle School.

In filling each of the four principal vacancies, the district opted to skip a meet-and-greet format it used in 2008, when six finalists for three principal positions were made available for questions and to meet the public in the Nashua High School South cafeteria. About 30 parents and teachers showed up.

Conrad said there was a smaller pool of qualified applicants and a clear consensus of the finalists from the interview committee in choosing Harrington, Scarpati and Joseph.

– CAMERON KITTLE