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New Mascoma high school principal takes reins


Staff report
Thursday, July 11, 2019

WEST CANAAN — A longtime school administrator with more than two decades of experience in the Twin States took over the top job at Mascoma Valley Regional High School last week.

Tom Fitzgerald, a Lempster, N.H., resident, became principal of the West Canaan school on July 1. He was chosen in March to replace former principal James Collins, who led the high school for 15 years.

Since 2014, Fitzgerald served as principal of Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham, Vt. Before that, he was principal of Poultney High School in Poultney, Vt., and the Goshen-Lempster School in Lempster.

“My goal is for Mascoma Valley Regional High School to be the best high school in the state of New Hampshire,” Fitzgerald said in an emailed statement.

The high school, which has an enrollment of about 326 students, serves children from five Upper Valley towns: Enfield, Canaan, Grafton, Dorchester and Orange.