The New Hampshire School Administrators’ Association announced at its statewide meeting on Friday that Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders had been selected as the state’s Superintendent of the Year. Rizzo Saunders had been nominated by 18 of her colleagues and Richard Dunning, Chair of the ConVal School Board.
“Kimberly’s selection as Superintendent of the Year, is so deserving,” said Dunning. “Kimberly dealt with the Covid challenge by supporting student education online to keep students involved in learning, and was able to get our students back into the classroom as quickly as possible. When confronting inadequate educational state funding, Kimberly’s leadership and testimony led to a positive outcome, for students and taxpayers alike,” Dunning concluded.
Here are just a few quotes from the nomination letter written by her colleagues: “Dr. Rizzo Saunders’ enthusiasm for public education is contagious, and it ignites a sense of purpose in those around her.” “Dr. Rizzo Saunders has highlighted the urgent need for adequate and equitable resources to ensure that all children receive a quality education. Her actions have reignited the conversation about the basic rights of students and the essential role that public education plays in our society.” “Dr. Rizzo Saunders consistently shows the courage to speak truth to power. She does not shy away from tackling difficult issues or advocating for necessary changes. Her work will have a lasting impact not only on ConVal, but on the entire state.”
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ann Forrest.