Dr. Kristine E. Nash
Facebook: Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
Dear Dudley-Charlton Community,
I am honored to have been selected to serve as the interim superintendent of the Dudley- Charlton Regional School District for the 2018-2019 school year. I’d like to use this letter to introduce myself and to provide you with some of my professional background. I have worked in public education for my entire career, over 40+ years. For the first half of my career, I was a classroom teacher and taught English at the middle and high school levels. After 26 years as an English teacher in two South Shore school districts, I made the decision to leave the classroom to become an administrator at a neighboring high school, a position which I held for four years until the superintendent in the district asked me to become the district’s new Director of Curriculum. In my capacity as the Curriculum Director, I oversaw all Prek-12 curriculum articulation and renewal in all content areas as well as districtwide- professional development.
In 2004, I left this position to become assistant superintendent of schools in a metro west regional school district. As my aspiration was to be a superintendent in a south shore community closer to where I grew up and lived, when an opening arose a year later, I applied and was selected as the new superintendent of Hanover Public Schools. I served in this position from 2005 until I retired in 2012. As Hanover’s superintendent, a highlight of my tenure was building a new high school.
Six months into my retirement, I was contacted by a neighboring regional school district as they were in need of an interim superintendent. For the 2013-2014 school year, I worked as the interim superintendent for the Freetown-Lakeville RSD, a district in transition. I went back into retirement until this past school year when I served as the interim superintendent for Oxford Public Schools.
My underpinning beliefs about public education have not wavered since my first days working as an administrator. I believe in equity and excellence for all students. I believe that all means all. I believe that public education must work to bring out the potential in each and every student.
I am thrilled to serve as the interim superintendent in the Dudley- Charlton Regional School District and in two towns that pride themselves on their strong sense of community. No matter the individual I have spoken to in my initial entry plan meetings, each has echoed the same few tenets. This is a district with dedicated staff and administrators who always place students first, a district with a real sense of community, and a district that while embracing the traditions that have made it a top place to educate students, is also eager and ready to grow and to become even better!
To those whom I have already met, thank you for your support and kind words. I look forward to meeting and talking with many more of you as the year progresses.
Kristine E. Nash Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools