Two finalists for Windham's superintendent position have been announced by the school board, and both are currently working in similar positions in New Hampshire.
Winfried Feneberg, who has served as assistant superintendent of SAU55 since 2007, joins Dr. Richard Bergeron, who has been superintendent of SAU1 since 2007.
SAU 55 includes the Timberlane and Hampstead School Districts while SAU1 represents the Contoocook Valley Regional School District.
According to the school board, both candidates will tour Windham schools, meet with Windham School District administration, faculty and staff, and participate in initial interviews with the Windham School Board during visits on Dec. 12 and Dec. 14.
On Jan. 8, 2013, a public forum will take place at Windham High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both candidates will be in attendance taking questions from the community.
Both have extensive backgrounds in the field of education. We have provided the information sent by the Windham School Board below:
Previously he was the Director of Special Education for Hampstead from 2003-2007, the Associate Director of Pupil Personnel Services from 1998-2003, and the School Psychologist for the Timberlane School District. His relevant training in education includes a M.Ed. from the University of Munich in School Psychology and English and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) from Northeastern University.
Dr. Richard Bergeron:
Prior to his current position, he was the Assistant Superintendent in North Andover, MA, the Superintendent in Boxborough, MA, a Principal and a classroom teacher. His education includes a B.S. in Education from Lowell State College, a M.Ed. in Education from Fitchburg State College, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) from the University of Massachusetts (Boston), and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston College.
Long-tenured Superintendent Dr. Henry LaBranche is currently holding the position on an interim basis. A timeline provided by the board earlier this year indicated that the district plans to make a hire in mid-January.