Superintendent of the year 2021
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Mr. Winfried Feneberg

Mr. Winfried Feneberg named 2021 New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year

The New Hampshire School Administrators Association, in coordination with the American Association of School Administrators, has announced that Mr. Winfried Feneberg is the New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year for 2021. Mr. Winfried Feneberg, Superintendent of Schools for the Kearsarge Regional School District (SAU #65) will receive a special award during the AASA National Conference on Education held virtually in 2021.


Winfried was selected for this honor by a panel of his peers and from a distinguished group of nominees. Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore, retired Superintendent of SAU #24 noted that “Winfried is a valued colleague to many educational leaders across the region and state as he willingly shares ideas and innovative programming from his district. In short, Winfried Feneberg is a professional, innovative, and caring leader and deserves the honor of Superintendent of the Year!”


Winfried was born and raised in Schwabmünchen, Germany. After earning his Master of Education (Staatsexamen) degree in 1986 with a double major in English and School Psychology, he moved to the United States to pursue a CAGS degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Winfried started his administrative career as the Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services at Timberlane Regional School District. He later served as the Director of Special Education in Hampstead School District, where he was later promoted to Assistant Superintendent of SAU #55. From there, Winfried became the first superintendent of SAU #95 (Windham, NH) from 2013-2015. In 2015, he then became superintendent of Kearsarge Regional School District (SAU #65), where he currently remains today.


Winfried currently serves in the Executive Board for the New Hampshire School Administrators Association. Additionally, he serves on the Governing Board of American Association of School Administrators and is a Board Member for the New England School Development Council (NESDEC). As a member of the Rotary Club of New London, he contributes to various benevolent causes in his community. He recently was nominated to the New Hampshire Student Transportation Association (NHSTA) Board of Directors as a representative of superintendents and educational leaders in the state. He previously served as a Board member for the Center for Life Management (CLM) in Salem, NH, as well as for the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC).


Winfried is currently residing in New London, New Hampshire. He is married to his wife Jill, who recently retired from a 36-year career as a teacher and literacy specialist. Winfried and Jill have one daughter, Hannah, who currently teaches 1st grade at Bakie Elementary School in Kingston, NH. Winfried enjoys the great outdoors with his two dogs Sophie and Lily in his free time.


Dr. Carl M. Ladd, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association stated, “Winfried is an outstanding representative of many school superintendents in our state who work every day in support of public education.  He is an innovative and caring leader and is a strong advocate for students and their families and is truly a Champion for Children.”