RAYMOND — Superintendent Tina McCoy is pleased to announce Michael Hatfield has been chosen as the new director of Student Services for the Raymond School District.
Hatfield will start in this new role on July 1. In this role, Hatfield will work with district staff to complete tasks like administering and supervising special education programs, coordinating curriculum for the programs, recruiting special education personnel, and maintaining program compliance with all state policies, regulations and laws.
Hatfield was chosen as the final candidate and approved by the School Board on Wednesday, May 20.
Hatfield currently works as the director of Special Services and Programs for the Milford School District, where he oversees all functions of the Special Services Department, and leads and manages the daily operations of Project DRIVE, an alternative learning program for students in grades three through 12.
Prior to this, he served as the assistant director of Special Services and Programs in Milford from 2012-15.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our team, and bring his incredible experience and expertise to the Raymond School District,” Superintendent McCoy said. “He has demonstrated that he is a remarkable leader and educator with a commitment to programs that best support students’ learning, which will be a valuable asset to our school community.”
Hatfield also previously worked as the director of Special Education for the Seabrook School District from July 2011 to August 2012 and an elementary special education coordinator for Rochester Public Schools from July 2007 to June 2011. He’s additionally served as an adjunct online professor for the University of New England since 2009 for the Masters of Literacy and Inclusion programs.
Hatfield holds a post-master’s certification in educational leadership and a master’s degree in education from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Notre Dame College in Manchester, N.H., and an associates degree in liberal arts from New Hampshire College in Manchester, N.H.
Hatfield is a New Hampshire certified superintendent, special education administrator, curriculum administrator, principal, general special education and elementary school teacher.