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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      CONTACT:  James Deely, Chair, SAU #53 Executive Board
April 10, 2018                                     (603) 463-5737/jdeely@sau53.org

SAU #53 – A familiar face will be returning to SAU #53 to take over the duties of Superintendent of Schools for Allenstown, Chichester and Epsom after a unanimous vote of the full SAU #53 School Board.

Peter Warburton, who was the Superintendent of SAU #53 from 2008 to 2011, and was the Assistant Superintendent prior, will replace David Ryan, Ed.D, who will depart at the end of the school year to become Superintendent of SAU #16.  Warburton is currently the Superintendent of Schools for SAU #39 where he is responsible for Amherst, Mont Vernon and the Souhegan Cooperative School Districts.

“Peter’s reputation among the staff, administrators and Board members of SAU 53 is entirely positive.  We are excited to have someone of his caliber onboard to help Allenstown, Chichester and Epsom,” said James Deely, chair of the SAU #53 Executive Board.

Warburton brings more than 40 years of experience to the table, having served in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, athletic director, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.  He holds New Hampshire Certifications in Language Arts 7-12, Principal K-12 and Superintendent of Schools K-12.  Warburton was recognized in October as the recipient of the New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association Outstanding Service Award.  He also serves as a Councilor for the New Hampshire Council for the Arts, having been originally appointed by Governor John Lynch and being re-appointed by Governor Maggie Hassan.

“I’m extremely excited to return to SAU #53 and the many professional and dedicated individuals I have worked with in the past and the ones that I will soon get to know,” said Warburton.  “SAU #53 has always put student achievement and success both academically and in life as its first priority, and that is certainly a philosophy I share and look forward to helping continue.”