Interview with New Superintendent Dr. Hunter

This week I Dr. Hunter had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Hunter, the new superintendent of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, and ask her a few questions about her background, her first impressions of Concord and Carlisle, and her plans for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Where did you go to high school/college and what did you major in?

I graduated from Suffield High School in Suffield, CT.  I attended Boston College for undergrad where I majored in elementary education. I have a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Reading. I then attended the Massachusetts’ Elementary School Principals’ Association to obtain my certification as an administrator. In 2014, I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University

Have you worked at a different high school before?

Before coming to Concord, I was the Assistant Superintendent in Duxbury. There, I worked very closely with the high school administration, teachers, parents and students. It was a pleasure to have high school students serve on a number of committees so they could be part of the decision making. Before Duxbury, I was an elementary school principal and teacher.

How have you been settling in to CC?

It has been a great few months getting to know the schools over the summer. I am thrilled that September brought students and teachers to get to know as well. I enjoy being in classrooms and being part of the events of the school.

What are you most excited for this year?

I am most excited to learn more about the wonderful things happening here. I know of many great activities and opportunities but have not yet experienced them or seen them first hand.

Are there any new policies you are thinking about implementing or things you would like to change?

My immediate plan is to learn and listen. I am not looking to change things right away. I started by meeting with a number of members of the school and community and look forward to doing that for much of the year. My biggest goal is to work on a long term plan for the schools that guides our vision for the next 3-5 years.

What are some of your hobbies and what do you like doing in your free time?

I spend most of my free time with my family which includes my husband, two daughters and our black lab, Licorice. My daughters attend Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. Katie, my older daughter, is a senior. My younger daughter, Erin, is a sophomore. We love to vacation in Disney and Acadia National Park every year. I enjoy mysteries of all kinds and play handbells for fun.

Welcome to Concord-Carlisle, Dr. Hunter!