NEW LONDON, N.H. — The Kearsarge Regional School District is pleased to share that Superintendent Winfried Feneberg has been named the superintendent of the year by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association.
Feneberg was nominated by Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore, a colleague and former Superintendent of SAU 24. “Winfried is an outstanding educational leader in New Hampshire, and his positive contributions to community, students, and staff within the Kearsarge Regional School district and throughout New Hampshire help him to stand out among peers,” Kearsarge Assistant Superintendent Michael Bessette said in his letter supporting the nomination of Superintendent Feneberg for the honor.
“Winfried has a deep appreciation for the unique cultural, demographic and geographical qualities of the seven towns that make up the Kearsarge Regional School District, and he takes great care to ensure all of those communities are represented and heard during the decision making process,” School Board Chair Kenneth Bartholomew said. “He is tremendously deserving of this honor, and we’re grateful for his thoughtful stewardship of our school district.”
Superintendent Feneberg was recognized for his myriad efforts to foster and promote a positive school and district culture, his comprehension of the nuanced challenges of education and his engagement with all stakeholders throughout his tenure leading the district.
“I am deeply humbled and incredibly grateful for this honor,” Superintendent Feneberg said. “I should note that any success of mine is the direct result of the hard work and extraordinary contributions of all of our educators, administrators, specialists and staff.”
Superintendent Feneberg was also chosen for the honor due to his strengths as a communicator, the positive influence he has on staff throughout the district, and the spirit of inclusion he’s fostered throughout the district — ensuring that student, staff and community voices are heard and considered on a variety of issues.
Superintendent Feneberg has led Kearsarge since July 2015,after serving as the superintendent in the Windham School District and Assistant Superintendent in the Timberlane and Hampstead School Districts. He also served in a variety of roles in SAU 55, including as a school psychologist and director of special education.