SAU 24 Superintendent Lorraine Tacconi-Moore announced today the appointment of Christopher Corkery as the new principal for John Stark Regional High School in Weare, NH. Mr. Corkery will begin on July 1, 2013 replacing outgoing principal Chris Mosca who announced earlier this year he did not plan to return.
“We are excited to have Chris and his proven leadership skills join the SAU 24 community,” said Superintendent Lorraine Tacconi-Moore. “The ten member screening committee comprised of an SAU administrator, a school board member, teachers, support staff, parents, a student, and a community member was tasked with finding a student-focused, dynamic, team-oriented leader. “They met with great success,” continued Dr. Tacconi-Moore.
Mr. Corkery will be coming to John Stark Regional High School from Campbell High School in Litchfield, NH, where he currently serves as assistant principal. Prior to Campbell High School, he was a math teacher at Manchester High School Central. He also completed his principalship practicum at Central.
Chris earned his M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Mr. Corkery was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal and served in both Kuwait and Iraq. An Eagle Scout, he is also very active with the Boy Scouts of America and youth league sports in Bedford, NH, where he resides with his wife, Kathy, and his two sons, Nicholas and Andrew.
John Stark Regional High School founded in 1987 and serves the communities of Henniker and Weare, NH.