Superintendent Andrade

  • July 19, 2023

    My initial year as your Superintendent has wrapped up, and I can’t think of a better place to be than here in Ƶ. The strength of our community is the commitment to our students and their success in school, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teachers and staff, families and students who make the Ƶ School Ƶ the special place it is.

    I continue to be impressed with how NSD provides students with academic and meaningful opportunities that instill lifelong habits of engagement and inquiry. As we look to the start of the new school year, educators at each level are taking important steps to continue to meet student academic needs.

    • Our elementary schools will be refocusing on how our students learn to read by emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension each day.
    • With renovations complete at both Fairgrounds and Pennichuck middle schools, the focus of the comprehensive middle school project now centers on opening the new middle school in August 2024, completing the addition of more student-centric spaces especially designed for middle school student learning.
    • At the high school level, educators and stakeholders are developing a portrait of a graduate that will help us help students think about how best to apply their skills successfully to the next steps after earning a diploma. Included in that effort is an important emphasis on relevant experiences while in high school beyond the classroom to help students discover their own aptitudes and develop their own interests in thinking about career choices and how best to prepare for that career.

    These initiatives and others are moving us forward in fulfilling NSD’s mission as a “gateway to opportunity” for each of our students. We are grateful for your support, and we look forward to a great school year. 

    Thank you.


    Mario Andrade, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools


    Office of the Superintendent

    Mario Andrade, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, (603) 966-1003

    Tara Kinsella, Executive Assistant, (603) 966-1001

    Gail Porter, Administrative Assistant, (603) 966-1002

Mario Andrade
  • Dr. Andrade's career in public education spans nearly 25 years, beginning as a special education teacher in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1998. Since then, he has served as an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in Rhode Island and independent consultant for Learning Science International, located in West Palm Beach, Florida before arriving in Ƶ as superintendent in July 2022.

Academic Accomplishments

  • Doctorate in Education
    Educational Leadership
    Johnson & Wales University, Providence

    NH Superintendent of Schools
    RI Superintendent of Schools

    Master of Science
    Special Education
    Simmons College, Boston

    Bachelor of Arts
    University of Connecticut, Storrs