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Principal Bio

Mr Gary Dempsey earned his M.Ed. in School Administration in 2001 from Rivier University. Prior to that he earned a B.S. in special education from the University of New England in 1989. Mr. Dempsey comes to us with over 25 years of high school experience, the most recent 15 years in school administration. During his 10 years of teaching at Pinkerton Academy, Mr Dempsey also coached high school football, basketball, ice hockey, and lacrosse. Later, Mr. Dempsey went on to coach Men’s lacrosse at the collegiate level. During his administrative career, Mr Dempsey has been part of two leadership teams responsible for opening new high schools, Nashua North and Bedford both of which were awarded the prestigious “ED”ies award as New Hampshire High Schools of Excellence. Mr Dempsey is married to his wife Donna. They have two children. Ryan, a graduate from Clarkson University, is currently working as a Chemical Engineer residing in Houston, Texas. Their daughter Hannah is a full time student at University of New Hampshire, studying Business Administration and Marketing. Mr Dempsey is excited to be joining the Pelham community helping students reach their goals.