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New superintendent named in Northwood

Dr. Robert Gadomski, an assistant superintendent in Conway, has been hired as superintendent of School Adminsitrative Unit 44, which includes Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford.

The board hired Gadomski on Feb. 13, and his tenure begins July 1. He was competing against Michael Tursi, an assistant superintendent in Manchester.

As assistant superintendent for SAU 9, Gadomski currently oversees seven different school districts, making up eight different budgets that total $50 million. He said that responsibility is very similar to what he’ll be doing in Northwood. He applied for the job in Northwood because he liked the set-up of the district, which has three kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools. He’s looking forward to pulling the communities together and making sure there is consistency between the programs, he said.

“I’m looking forward to getting down and really helping those communities keep their educational programs moving forward,” he said.

Gadomski will continue to live in Barnstead.

Before working in Conway, Gadomski was principal at Belmont Middle School. He received a doctorate in education from Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla., where he had a focus on educational leadership. He also has a certificate of advanced studies from Plymouth State University and a master’s of education from Notre Dame College in Manchester.

Gadomski will succeed Michael Ludwell, who is retiring. Ludwell has been serving as superintendent since Judith McGann was fired in 2008.

(Kathleen Ronayne can be reached at 369-3309 or or on Twitter at @kronayne.)

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