July 19, 2023
My initial year as your Superintendent has wrapped up, and I can’t think of a better place to be than here in Nashua. The strength of our community is the commitment to our students and their success in school, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teachers and staff, families and students who make the Nashua School District the special place it is.
I continue to be impressed with how NSD provides students with academic and meaningful opportunities that instill lifelong habits of engagement and inquiry. As we look to the start of the new school year, educators at each level are taking important steps to continue to meet student academic needs.
- Our elementary schools will be refocusing on how our students learn to read by emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension each day.
- With renovations complete at both Fairgrounds and Pennichuck middle schools, the focus of the comprehensive middle school project now centers on opening the new middle school in August 2024, completing the addition of more student-centric spaces especially designed for middle school student learning.
- At the high school level, educators and stakeholders are developing a portrait of a graduate that will help us help students think about how best to apply their skills successfully to the next steps after earning a diploma. Included in that effort is an important emphasis on relevant experiences while in high school beyond the classroom to help students discover their own aptitudes and develop their own interests in thinking about career choices and how best to prepare for that career.
These initiatives and others are moving us forward in fulfilling NSD’s mission as a “gateway to opportunity” for each of our students. We are grateful for your support, and we look forward to a great school year.
Mario Andrade, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Mario Andrade, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, (603) 966-1003
Tara Kinsella, Executive Assistant, (603) 966-1001
Gail Porter, Administrative Assistant, (603) 966-1002
Dr. Andrade's career in public education spans nearly 25 years, beginning as a special education teacher in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1998. Since then, he has served as an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in Rhode Island and independent consultant for Learning Science International, located in West Palm Beach, Florida before arriving in Nashua as superintendent in July 2022.
Doctorate in Education
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
NH Superintendent of Schools
RI Superintendent of Schools
Master of Science
Simmons College, Boston
Bachelor of Arts
University of Connecticut, Storrs