Croydon School Gets New Leader

Croydon — The School Board has hired a new leader for the Croydon Village School.

Kevin Johnson, an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State University, will begin the part-time job overseeing the Croydon school’s two multiage classes, K-1 and 2-3, this month.

Previously, the 28-student elementary school was managed by the SAU 43 central office, said Becky Nelson, the district’s public relations specialist.

In addition to his work at Plymouth State, Johnson, a New London resident, sits on the Kearsarge School Board and Institutional Review Board for New England College, according to a release from SAU 43.

He has served as a faculty member at the Upper Valley Educators Institute in Lebanon, Granite State College and Franklin Pierce University, according to the release. Johnson also held principal positions at Washington Elementary School in Washington, N.H., and Kearsarge Regional Elementary School.

During his time at Kearsarge, Johnson was recognized as a New Hampshire Elementary School Principal of the Year and as a National Distinguished Principal, according to his profile on the UVEI website.

Johnson holds a doctorate in educational leadership from William Howard Taft University, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a master’s degree in education, a certification in elementary education and a bachelor’s degree in social science education from Plymouth State College, according to the UVEI profile.

In addition to the Croydon principal spot, SAU 43 recently filled two other staff positions. Katherine Moaratty was hired as student services coordinator and Bonnie Jo Sandstrom was hired as business administrator.