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MacDonald named new director of Parker-Varney

Chris McDonald. Courtesy picture

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester School District announced on Wednesday that Christopher MacDonald has been named the new principal of Parker-Varney School.

Principal MacDonald recently completed a sabbatical and has 12 years of administrative experience in Manchester schools. Before working in Manchester, he taught third and fourth years at Hooksett. MacDonald replaces Kelly Espinola, who left Parker-Varney earlier this summer to take charge of Southside Middle School.

“I’m thrilled to be back on the West Side and the next manager of Parker-Varney,” MacDonald said. “I look forward to meeting staff, students and families this fall and having a successful school year.”

Schools superintendent Jenn Gillis said MacDonald will be a strong addition to the existing team at Parker-Varney.

“Principal MacDonald will help continue the school’s tradition of excellence and innovation,” Gillis said. “I hope you will join us in welcoming him to this new role.”

MacDonald earned undergraduate degrees in education and psychology from Westfield State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of New Hampshire, and an advanced graduate certificate from Plymouth State University. He is currently completing a doctorate at Southern New Hampshire University.