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Michael Monahan Named EHS Principal - Full Article

The Exeter Cooperative School Board is pleased to announce that Michael Monahan has accepted their offer to serve as the Principal at Exeter High School.

This fall the Board engaged in a lengthy and thoughtful process to build consensus around the qualities and characteristics that the next Principal at Exeter High School should possess. As part of this process, more than 40 faculty, staff and students met individually or in small groups and more than 500 individuals responded to the survey to share their hopes and expectations for the next principal at Exeter High School. The Board also engaged Mr. Monahan in an extended conversation about his vision for the future of Exeter High School.

The School Board reviewed the results of this process and concluded that they were seeking an individual who acts ethically, with honesty, transparency and trust; who ensures equitable access to effective teachers, opportunities and supports; who ensures a safe school where students are known, trusted and respected and who works collaboratively with staff, parents and community to achieve a shared vision for the high school.

After careful review of the many candidates who have applied for and been interviewed for this position in the past, the Cooperative School Board concluded that the person currently serving as the interim Principal at Exeter High School, Michael Monahan, at Exeter High School best exhibits these qualities and characteristics.

Mr. Monahan has served as Assistant Principal at Exeter High School for the past 15 years, and since last spring, Mike has served as Interim Principal at the high school. Prior to coming to Exeter, Mike taught Science at Merrimack High School and coached cross-country and track and field. Mike earned his Bachelor's degree and a Master in Teaching degree from Boston College, with a concentration in Geology. Mike completed the Administration Certification Program at Rivier College.

The School Board was impressed with the strong support that Michael Monahan received during time he has served as Interim Principal as well as the vision Mike has shared with the Board for the future of Exeter High School. The Board looks forward to Mike's continuing the excellent work he has begun.