I am happy to introduce Ken Page who would like to join Monadnock Rotary. He has many years of experience in education and managing programs (check his bio below). He will be a wonderful asset to the club.
 
In conversation with Ken, we have decided that it would be best if he first get to know the club members and the 'feel' of the club. After that phase, we are sure that he will have ideas on how to react to  community needs and integrate the club more into the community, including all the surrounding town. There are many needs here and he has ideas on how we can  address them.
 
You get the feel of my excitement in Ken becoming a part of the club! It gives me great pleasure to propose him for membership.
Send me your comments and we will plan to welcome him in membership in about a month.
 
 
Ken Page’s Bio
 
Ken completed his 46th year in education with all but two years in Central Vermont. He has been a middle and high school teacher for 15 years, an elementary principal for nine years, and a middle school principal for 12 years, plus eight years as Executive Director of the Vermont Principals’ Association. When he retired from VPA, he became the very part-time Vermont Coordinator of the Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative with the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. In June of 2018, Ken and his wife, Meg, moved to Dublin to be closer to their grandkids in Providence. The nearly five-hour trip from Vermont made visiting them difficult. However, upon moving to Dublin, he was made aware of a one-year position as the Interim Executive Director  of the New Hampshire Association of School Principals in Concord, NH.  Since, he had done similar work in Vermont, and still had ambition to work, he accepted the full-time position.   He credits his early career as a CT farm boy for his his work ethic and drive.
 
In his leadership development work, Ken and VPA have profited tremendously by a sizeable endowment for leadership left by Dr. Margaret Waddington, a Vermont neurosurgeon.  Since 2016, over 150 Vermont leaders have received this world-class leadership training in Greensboro, NC and Stowe, VT.
 
His work at the Vermont and New Hampshire Principals Associations involved professional development for principals, mentoring and supporting them through thorny issues, running the 500+ member nonprofit organizations and staff, and advocating for his organization and the principalship in the Vermont and NH legislatures. In Vermont in 2011, a new principal mentoring bill passed.  Ken continued to “walk the talk” by serving as a principal mentor for new school leaders in  both Vermont and NH.
 
In Vermont, he was the principal of Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury from 1996 until 2009.  He cites the creation of an entirely new school district including hiring 150 staff, setting up a model middle school, developing an entirely new district from scratch, including working with parent and community groups, setting up teaching teams and merging three master contracts and three budgets into one, as highlights of his professional career.
 
Prior to this, he was principal of Calais Elementary School and a teacher at U-32 High School. Ironically, he began his 36-year public school career at Lebanon Jr. High (now Lebanon Middle School) in 1973. Much of his career has been involved with student engagement: from technology, to student council to interdisciplinary teaming to athletics. He has been active with The Vermont Association for Middle Level Education, the Vermont Council on Reading and the Central Vermont Administrative Licensing Board. As Interim Director of the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, Ken is help paved the way for a new director, all the while, helping the staff and board to continue to bring excellent services and programs to New Hampshire’s school leaders.
 
Ken and his wife, Meg, a retired librarian with the state of Vermont, live on Pumpelly Road in Dublin, NH (the bow-style cape previously owned by Tom and Anne Marie Warren) along with their sibling tuxedo colored cats, Pepe and Domino. Their adult sons live in South Burlington and Providence, Rhode Island. They have two grandsons, Jackson (12 years old) and Oscar (10 years old) who enrich their lives in so many ways.
 
15 Pumpelly Road, Box 384, Dublin, NH 03444
PhonE1-603-563-7437/802-595-1844 cell • E-mail kpagevt@comcast.net
 
 
Kenneth J. Page
Objective
 
 
To secure a part-time or volunteer position that will make use of my  45+ years in public education, my managerial and leadership experiences, and my life-long career with young people, families and educational institutions and associations
 
Professional experience
 
 
● 10/19-present Guardian ad Litem,  CASA HH
● 7/1/18-6/30/19 Interim Executive Director, New Hampshire Association of School Principals
● 7/1/17-6/30/18, PT Coordinator, Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative with the Vermont Principals’ Association
● 7/09-6/30/17 Executive Director, Vermont Principals’ Association
● 7/97-6/09 Educational Leader (principal), Crossett Brook Middle School, Duxbury, VT (hired as school’s first leader)
● 8/1/96-6/30/97 Principal, Duxbury Elementary School, Duxbury, VT 
        (Note: school closed after 6/30/96; transitioned to Crossett Brook MS)
● 7/88-7/96 Principal, Calais Elementary School, Calais, VT
● 10/75-6/88 Reading and Language Arts Teacher, U-32 High School, East Montpelier, VT
● 9/73-9/75 Reading Teacher, Lebanon Jr. High School, Lebanon, N.H.
Education
 
 
  • Margaret Waddington Leadership Initiative, February, 2017
  • Snelling Center School Leadership Project, 1998-99
  • Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts from The University of Vermont, 1977
  • B.S. Degree in English Education from the University of Vermont, 1973