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Superintendent of Schools

SAU #9
Conway, New Hampshire

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School Administrative Unit #9
176A Main Street, Conway, New Hampshire 03818
Office: 603-447-8368  ♦  Special Services: 603-447-8951  ♦  Fax: 603-447-8497  ♦



School Administrative Unit #9 Conway, New Hampshire
Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Hart’s Location and Jackson

The SAU #9 is prepared to offer a competitive salary ($160,000 to $175,000) & benefits package to a leader with exceptional credentials, accomplishments and promise.

The School Administrative Unit #9 (SAU #9) invites highly qualified and future focused candidates to apply for the position of Superintendent of Schools, with a start date of July 1, 2024.

SAU #9 provides educational services for students in the Mount Washington Valley from Albany, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Hart's Location, and Jackson, NH. At the 7th and 8th grade levels, students from Madison and Freedom enter our schools. By the time they reach the 9th grade, we also welcome students from Tamworth. The mission of SAU #9 is to cultivate the natural inclination to learn by providing an exceptional environment in which students embrace excellence in learning for a lifetime of success.

We are committed to realizing the full potential of each and every student!

The SAU #9 is located in Conway, New Hampshire in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley, 50 miles outside Portland, Maine and the seacoast. Mount Washington Valley, NH offers residents access to first class medical facilities, high-tech and commercial businesses, top tier primary educational options, as well as an array of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The SAU #9 serves just over 1,700 students in seven schools:
Conway Elementary School (grades K-6), Conway
John Fuller Elementary School (grades K-6), North Conway
Pine Tree Elementary School (grade K-6), Center Conway
A. Crosby Kennett Middle School (grade 7-8), Conway
Kennett High School (grade 9-12), North Conway
MWV Career & Technical Center (grade 9-12), North Conway
Josiah Bartlett Elementary School (grade Pre-K—8), Bartlett
Jackson Grammar School (grade K-6), Jackson

For more information, please visit the district website :

The School Administrative Unit #9 is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Superintendent of Schools with a proven track record. The position offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of students.

The Superintendent will join a team of highly skilled and dedicated administrative team, including: Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Director of Special Services, Director of Budget and Finance and the Director of Administrative Services.

The next Superintendent of the School Administrative Unit #9 must demonstrate:
• The resourcefulness to promote student performance and development as primary objectives
• The ability to successfully work with eight separate schools boards and the municipal budget committee
• The capacity to connect collaboratively with district employees
• Knowledge of budgets and financial management and consciousness of fiscal responsibility
• Outstanding communication and leadership skills
• Support of the Mission Statement of the Strategic Plan, and highlighting the districts accomplishments while aligning ideas towards district goals
• A commitment to continuing to lead a well-established district wide Leadership Team

Qualified candidates must have strong central office experience combined with a background in public education and building administration. An advanced graduate degree is preferred, and New Hampshire Superintendent certification or eligibility for certification is necessary.

Interested candidates should apply at:
SAU #9 Careers
or contact:
Nancy Kelemen, Chair
SAU #9 School Board
School Administrative Unit #9 Superintendent Search
176A Main Street
Conway, NH 03818
or email:

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