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Introducing.. Superintendent Chris Hennessey

Dear BUUSD Community,

I am reaching out to you this afternoon excited to introduce myself as the new Superintendent of the Barre Unified Union School District!  For those of you who don't know me, I am a former teacher and administrator at Spaulding High School and Barre City Middle School with 32 years under my belt as an educator, and all who know me understand that the most rewarding thirteen of those years have been spent here with you in Barre.  As we continue to emerge from this pandemic year, there are so many reasons to be excited and optimistic about the school year ahead, and, beginning today, I plan to reach out to all of you and listen closely to your hopes, dreams, and concerns about what the years ahead can look like for our school community.

The last sixteen months have been a great struggle for many in our community, yet I have seen so many opportunities for us to learn and rethink what school can be coming out of this pandemic.  Navigating the challenges of meeting the needs of all of our children and families this last year has been an experience unlike any other of my career, but my idealism and commitment to the children of Barre remain firmly in place.  I share below a picture of me taken by my former colleague and Barre City art teacher Adrienne Feeser that I hope gives you an idea of what I aim to bring to our community.  Adrienne's Soar Project brought the BCEMS community together in a beautiful way, and that is exactly what I hope to do for the entire Barre community in the years ahead.

Superintendent, Chris Hennessey

I hope you all have a safe and fun Independence Day Holiday with your family and friends!  After a brief vacation next week, I plan on being back at work from Friday, July 9 through the rest of the summer.  Please reach out to me to introduce yourself, ask questions, share concerns, or whatever else comes to mind!  My contact information is below, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Chris Hennessey
Interim Superintendent of Schools
Barre Unified Union School District
120 Ayers St.
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-5011 (ext. 1017)