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Ms. Terri Forsten
Superintendent, SAU #08
Terri L Forsten has been serving as an educator in New Hampshire public schools for 34 years, most recently becoming Superintendent of Concord School District in 2015. She spent twenty years in Laconia, a little city on a big lake, where she worked as an elementary Principal (10 years), Assistant Superintendent (8 years) and Superintendent (2 years). As a young administrator, Ms. Forsten worked as a Special Education Coordinator in Candia for five years. She worked as an Assistant Principal in Hollis for one year before she became Principal in Laconia. Ms. Forsten’s teaching career as a special education teacher took her to a junior high school, an elementary school and a private psychiatric hospital.
Ms. Forsten was born in Corning, New York as one of seven children. She lived in New York, California, Portugal and South Korea before moving to New Hampshire; she attended both public and private schools as a young learner. Ms. Forsten completed her undergraduate studies as a dual major in elementary and special education at Keene State College, New Hampshire. She participated in graduate studies in school administration and educational leadership at the University of New Hampshire where she earned her Master’s degree.
Professionally, Ms. Forsten is dedicated to supporting the Concord School District in its vision that all Concord students develop a passion for learning, experience excellence in their lives and believe that they have the ability to shape the future of their lives and communities. She is also dedicated to positively promoting the incredible work of schools and recognizing our champions for children across the state of New Hampshire as a member of the New Hampshire School Administrators Associations.