Lebanon Hires Hanover Street School Principal

  • Jack Finley (Courtesy photograph)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board has chosen a Lakes Region school administrator and English teacher to lead the Hanover Street School.

Jack Finley, associate principal of the Franklin (N.H.) Middle School, will take over as principal at Hanover Street on July 1. He will replace outgoing Principal Ken Rosser.

The School Board approved Finley’s hiring during its April 11 meeting, according to Superintendent Joanne Roberts. His starting salary is $87,975, she said on Wednesday.

Finley has worked in Franklin schools for 19 years, starting as a high school English teacher in 1999, and becoming an associate principal at the city’s middle school in 2013.

He also serves as the district’s emergency operations manager and volunteers with the Franklin Fire Department.

During his tenure in Franklin, Finley created a school safety team and brought them to learn at the Emergency Management Institute in Maryland, according to his cover letter. Finley also updated his school’s emergency operations plan and wrote grants to upgrade district buildings, the letter said.

Finley holds a master’s degree in education from Plymouth State University, where he is currently enrolled in a doctoral program.

“Jack is a volunteer fireman and has spent many years focusing on school safety. He also has a wealth of experience with competencies and standards-based instruction,” Roberts wrote in a message announcing Finley’s hiring to parents.