July 1, 2022
The following is an excerpt from a Nashua Board of Education press release, announcing the hiring of Dr. Andrade.
The Nashua Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Mario Andrade to serve as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Nashua School District at a special meeting on Thursday, May 26. Dr. Andrade will replace Dr. Garth McKinney who has served in an interim capacity since the departure of Dr. Jahmal Mosley in late January 2021.
“We are confident in Dr. Andrade’s leadership,” says Jennifer Bishop, president of the Nashua Board of Education. “His commitment to public education, his senior administrative experience, and his firsthand knowledge of the Nashua School District make him the ideal candidate to lead our schools.”
Dr. Andrade served in three roles at the Nashua School District during the 2020-2021 school year, first as an assistant principal at Nashua High School South, then principal at Elm Street Middle School, and finally as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools, each in an interim capacity.
"I want to thank the Board for having faith in me,” says Dr. Andrade. “It is truly an honor and privilege to support the students and adults in the Nashua School community as the Superintendent of Schools. As an interim administrator in Nashua, I had the great fortune to learn with and from not only the talented, dedicated educators, administrators, and support staff across the district, but also the remarkable students. I look forward to partnering with them once again as well as the greater Nashua School community to implement the Strategic Plan and strengthen the "Gateway to Opportunity" for all students."
Office of the Superintendent
Tara Kinsella, Executive Secretary, 603 966 1001
Gail Porter, Secretary, 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.
Last year, Dr. Andrade worked as an independent consultant for Learning Science International, located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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