The SAU 35 Executive Board, representing Bethlehem Elementary, Lafayette Regional, Landaff Blue School, Lisbon School and Profile Junior and Senior High School, announced the hiring of Tari Thomas as the interim superintendent for the 2020-21 academic year.
Thomas most recently she served as a district superintendent in Orange, Mass. for the past seven years. In prior years, she was as assistant superintendent, principal, elementary school teacher and middle school math teacher. She’s been involved in education for 37 years.
Thomas will relocate to Franconia and begin working in early July. In her first month, she’ll be getting to know school boards, school administrators, school staff members and SAU employees. She will also familiarize herself with Governor Sununu’s COVID task force as well as the NH Department of Education and will help guide the schools’ reopening plans for this fall. Superintendent Thomas said she is excited to live and work in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
By this fall, the Executive Board will be directing a search for a full-time SAU 35 superintendent. Parents and school staff will help with the search. The goal of the search committee will be to hire a permanent superintendent for the 2021-22 school year.