A familiar face in Lebanon New Hampshire has been hired to oversee a school district in Orford. School officials announced on Monday that Dr. Michael Harris of Etna was hired as the interim superintendent of the Rivendell Interstate School District, who is currently the part-time superintendent of SAU 76 in nearby Lyme.
Dr. Harris has a wealth of experience under his belt, having formerly been the superintendent of the Lebanon schools for 11 years, which he stepped down from in 2010.
Besides having local experience, he also received local education, having graduated from Dartmouth College and receiving his PhD from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Harris will take up the responsibilities of the position on Monday of next week, January 4th, where he will replace Superintendent Brenda Needham, who was been working part-time at Rivendell and in Connecticut.
The Rivendell School District has four schools within its jurisdiction, from preschool to high school.