This week, the Board of School Committee announced that Parker-Varney Elementary School in Manchester has hired Bryan Belanger as the school’s new principal. Parker-Varney has been nationally recognized as model for student-centered learning, which Mr. Belanger highlighted as a priority.
“Mr. Belanger’s experience and enthusiasm make him the right choice to lead the children and staff of Parker-Varney,” Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas said in a statement. “I am confident he will succeed in moving current initiatives forward as well as creating new ways to meet the educational needs of our students.”
Belanger comes to Manchester from Raymond, where he has served as principal of Lamprey River Elementary School since 2015. Before taking that job Belanger served as interim principal of Seabrook Elementary School, assistant principal of curriculum and integration at Seabrook Middle School for six years, and technology director for Hampton School District and School Administrative Unit 21, serving Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton and Seabrook.
“I am excited and eager to work with Parker-Varney’s learners, teachers, parents and community,” Belanger said. “Together we will continue our school’s legacy of quality educational experiences, innovation and personalized learning.”
Parker-Varney Elementary School in Manchester is well-known for its innovative classroom and learning environments, and has been praised as a model for student-centered learning both in the city and statewide. Learn more about the school’s commitment to students and learning:
- Students are thriving in this NH school thanks to a new approach
- NG2 program trades the status quo for flexible, responsive learning pathways
- Manchester schools highlight innovations in learning to national commission of state legislators