Superintendent, SAU #67
Dean is a New Hampshire native and a proud graduate of Littleton High School. He went to Dartmouth College, student taught at Hanover High, and had his first public school job teaching biology at Lebanon High. Dean then taught in private schools, administered at the Dartmouth Area Christian Fellowship School, and worked summers at Cardigan Mountain School.
Taking a five year teaching hiatus, Dean went to Regent University in Virginia Beach for his master's degree and then moved to College of William and Mary for his doctorate in educational leadership. He then spent one year training principals at Oswego State University in upstate New York.
Dean returned to his native New Hampshire as the principal of Newfound Memorial Middle School in Bristol for six years, and then commuted to the North Country to be the curriculum director. He then became the superintendent of White Mountain Regional, SAU 36, for 4 years. He has been Superintendent of SAU 67 for the last decade, which included Bow only and now serves both Dunbarton and Bow.
Dean has been involved in a number of state initiatives and committees including Best Schools, Follow the Child, Chair of the Professional Standards Board, and Commissioner's Task Forces for Evaluation and Effective Teaching. He has taught Research Methods at Plymouth State University for 14 years and has been an adjunct with the New England College and the Southern New Hampshire University doctoral programs.
Dean says, “I am very excited to be the president of NHSAA at this time when the torch is being passed from Mark Joyce to Carl Ladd. I believe NHSAA is a leader in education for the state of New Hampshire and we live up to our motto of being Champions for Children every day.”
Dean is married to Crystal, who has stuck with him since Littleton High School, and they have four grown children: Nora, Dean Jr., and Carter graduated from Newfound; and Ian graduated from Bow.
Dean’s family is a product of the excellent New Hampshire education system, and he is very excited to lead NHSAA forward to support and improve the systems that support our students.