Board Hires Exec. Dir. of 21st Century Learning

Board Hires Exec. Dir. of 21st Century Learning, Assessment, and Technology
Posted on 06/13/2019
SAU55 Stationary headerHAMPSTEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Hampstead School Board Hires Executive Director of 21st Century Learning, Assessment and Technology The Hampstead School Board is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Michael T. Flynn to the position of Executive Director of 21st Century Learning, Assessment and Technology, a new position resultant of a re-organization of district-wide administrative positions to meet the district’s growing needs in 21st Century instructional approaches. The Executive Director of 21st Century Learning, Assessment and Technology will be responsible for providing leadership and vision in the ongoing development, implementation, and coordination of 21st Century Learning and instructional strategies, district-wide curriculum and assessment practices, and all information technology functions in the district that will yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence. Earlier this month, Superintendent of School Dr. Earl Metzler established a search/interview committee comprised of representatives from the school board, the Hampstead Educators Association, administrators from both schools, special education, and teachers. This committee interviewed and made recommendation to the Superintendent for the select candidate who was presented to the school board at their June 11th meeting. Mr. Flynn is a highly regarded school administrator who will bring exceptional educational leadership skills to the position in the areas of building leadership, curriculum development, information technologies, school climate, and personnel management. His educational qualifications include an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, Master of Science in Business Education, Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. His administrative experiences as middle school building principal, middle school assistant principal, academic dean of business and information, computer, technologies, and computer technology teacher will afford him the necessary insight and skillset to empower both staff and students to succeed in reaching their highest potential. Mr. Flynn will begin his assignment July 1, 2019. I am optimistic about the work ahead for Mr. Flynn and of his ability to initiate positive change in Hampstead that will result in even greater achievement levels for our students. I am also thankful to the school board for both recognizing talent and for approving the administrative restructuring necessary for 21 Century Learning. – Dr. Earl Metzler We are pleased to welcome Mr. Flynn to the Hampstead School District team. We are confident that his experience and skills will benefit our students, staff, and district as a whole and will contribute to the continuation of excellence in education for the children of Hampstead. – Caitlin Parnell, Hampstead School Board Chair