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New principals at Kingswood Regional High School

June 11, 2009
WOLFEBORO — The Governor Wentworth Regional School Board is pleased to announce that Guy Donnelly has been named principal of Kingswood Regional High School beginning July 1 and William Douglass has been appointed as the new assistant principal at the high school, replacing Donnelly.

"We are excited that Guy Donnelly applied for this position," stated Superintendent Robertson. "The next two years will be quite challenging at Kingswood. In addition to the building project, the high school is moving forward with competency-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This work began with the NEAS&C reaccreditation in which Mr. Donnelly was deeply involved. Having someone familiar with the school building, the faculty, the students, and the community was so important. It will be a smooth transition in leadership."

Donnelly began his educational career in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in 1995 as Athletic Director for the district and physical education teacher at Kingswood Regional Middle School. At the time he also taught one day a week at Tuftonboro Central School. In 1999, he was named student coordinator at Kingswood Regional High School and held that position until 2004 when he was appointed Assistant Principal. In total, he has 13 years of administrative experience.

Donnelly received his bachelor of science in physical education from Keene State and masters in education in administration from Plymouth State University in 2004. He resides in Meredith with his wife Bronwen and son Brogan

Assistant Principal Douglass returned to the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in July 2007. In 1994 he did his student teaching at Carpenter School. He brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the position. Currently serving as the principal of the Crescent Lake School, he has also served as an assistant principal at Spaulding High School in Rochester where he headed the Freshman Academy and was considered locally as the resident expert on grade transitions.

In addition to his administrative experience, Douglass has a wealth of experience working with at-risk students, from eight to 18 years of age. A tireless and committed advocate for all children, Douglass brings with him a reputation for having high expectations for student achievement and the ability to work well with staff and parents. Donnelly has described Douglass as "experienced, thorough and an ideal choice for Kingswood Regional High School."

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