Collins Appointed New HMS Assistant Principal

HAMPSTEAD – An enthusiastic Assistant Superintendent Winfried Feneberg, introduced Lori Collins, Hampstead School District’s Technology Director, as the nomination for Assistant Principal of the Hampstead Middle School. At its May 28 meeting, the school board unanimously approved the nomination. Collins will begin her new at HMS on July 1 when the present assistant principal, Owen Harrington, becomes principal of Dunbarton Elementary School.

Collins has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Plymouth State University, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, also from Plymouth State. She was recently accepted into the Plymouth State University Doctorate in Education program.

She considers herself a lifelong learner, always striving to find ways to increase student engagement and motivation. She began her education career teaching elementary school in the Manchester, Catholic schools before transferring to the Hooksett School District where she served as a middle school computer teacher and media director. She has also worked as professional development director for the Greater Manchester Development Center and Fablevision Learning.

Collins also possesses leadership experience in the areas of curriculum development, professional development, and educational technology. For the past three years, she has been district’s technology director. “I want to thank the board, the staff, the H Team and Dr. Metzler for having the confidence in me to nominate me. I am excited to start my new journey,” Collins said after her nomination was unanimously approved.

“I am anxious to continue the work of Hampstead Middle School by providing opportunities for our students to grow their strengths and effectively meet their individual learning needs,” she said later. “Whether it is with or without technology, fostering a love for learning is critical as our students grow and develop lifelong habits. I am excited about working with students in a different way and serving as a role model. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the Hampstead community as assistant principal and strengthening my relationship with parents and the entire community.”

Collins has already become a fixture in the community by joining the Cable TV Advisory Board and working with both town and school community cable channels to improve the output quality and content. At the School Board meeting, Feneberg also introduced the new Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Roxanne Wilson. Wilson told the board and the Hampstead audience that she is looking forward to getting to know the community and the people and she sees this as a “natural next step.” She will continue to work with Feneberg to learn Hampstead’s goals and needs.

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