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Reuben Duncan
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Reuben Duncan

I am the superintendent for the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District. In 1999, I started my teaching career at Exeter High School where I taught mathematics and coached tennis. While at Exeter High School I began work on my master’s degree in administration and supervision. After my time in Exeter, I taught math at Monadnock Regional High School, served as the assistant principal of the Hillsboro-Deering Middle School, assumed the principal role at the Marlborough School, and transitioned to become one of SAU 29’s assistant superintendents in charge of overseeing curriculum, instruction and assessment while also overseeing the six smaller districts within SAU 29.

During my time as Marlborough School’s principal and SAU 29’s assistant superintendent, I had the opportunity to partner with Keene State College by implementing my design for a three-year pre-service teacher residency program. Participants in this partnership started their education programming and coursework at the Marlborough School and spent all three years (six semesters) at the school working with a team of teachers for their entire undergraduate education experience. Witnessing those individuals grow while becoming an integral part of the school culture was a highlight of my experience in SAU 29.

In my current position as Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s superintendent, in conjunction with my teachers and administrators, I have striven to co-create and nurture a collaborative, innovative organization that celebrates diversity and seeks to build leadership capacity throughout the system. I see my role, not as a person in power; rather, I try to be a facilitator of change and a resource for others, giving them the support they need to grow as educators and to lead effectively.

Past AASA New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year Winners:

2021 New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year: Winfried Feneberg

2020 New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year: Mark MacLean

About the Award:

The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:

    • Leadership for Learning
    • Communication
    • Professionalism
    • Community Involvement

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