May 17, 2021
Dear NSD Families, Staff, and Nashua Residents,
It is with great pleasure to announce two finalists for Superintendent of Schools for the Nashua School District:
- Dr. Mario Andrade
- Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Elementary (Interim)
- Nashua (NH) School District
- Dr. Tarrynce Robinson
- School Support Officer
- Houston (TX) Independent School District
We want you to be the first to hear the news of the two finalists, who we believe possess the leadership qualities we are all looking for in the next Superintendent of Schools. Initially 19 filed applications from whom 16 from eight different states were evaluated and vetted. The Board initially interviewed five candidates, based on the Superintendent Search Leadership Profile.
We are particularly grateful for the time you took in March, at the beginning of our search process, to share with us your thoughts that led to the development of the Leadership Profile. An invested 2,719 of you responded to the superintendent search survey, which was the most from any school district with whom our veteran search consultants had worked, and an equally invested 149 participated in focus groups and community forum. The Board is grateful for the rich community feedback that guided our work and set the tone for the subsequent recruitment and interview processes in selecting our stellar finalists. Now we are at the final stage of our search, and we are confident in the abilities of each of our finalists to lead our school district.
The final interviews will take place this week, with Dr. Andrade on Wednesday, May 19 and Dr. Robinson on Thursday, May 20. We are looking to announce our selection next week.
In the meantime, we want to thank you once again for your support and invite you to view the interviews, which will be broadcast live on the City of Nashua’s cable channel devoted to education, Nashua ETV.
The Nashua Board of Education