Marlow School District Announces Principal/Instructional Coach for John D. Perkins, Sr. Academy of Marlow

Grover first joined SAU 29 in 2001 as a fourth grade teacher at Symonds Elementary School (Keene, NH) where she currently teaches. She served as a principal intern in the Keene School District during the 2018-2019 school year at Wheelock, Fuller, and Symonds Elementary Schools, as well as at Keene Middle School. Prior to joining SAU 29 Grover taught second and fourth grades in Louisiana. Grover completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Keene State College.

Following a thorough vetting of applicants by a selection committee comprised of staff and school board members, Mrs. Grover was brought forward as the lead candidate to participate in a public forum where she received overwhelmingly favorable feedback from the community. “I am confident that Mrs. Grover’s ability to build community and foster a collaborative environment in which all students can thrive will be an asset to Perkins Academy,” said Assistant Superintendent Ben White. “Mrs. Grover is a compassionate educator who balances strong leadership skills with a focus on best teaching practices to create an engaging learning environment for students and staff alike.”

In this position, Mrs. Grover will provide instructional coaching and leadership to support the school and will be responsible for directing the overall site operations, services, and staff. Grover will succeed current Principal Dan Cherry who has been in the position since 2018. Perkins Academy has a current enrollment of 50 students in grades Pre-K through 6 in a multi-age setting.

Upon learning of her selection, Mrs. Grover stated, “I am so happy and honored for the opportunity to serve the students, families, and staff of Perkins Academy, along with the extended Marlow community. I look forward to building strong relationships, enhancing the good that envelops the school community, and working to bring us to places that align with our wishes, hopes, and dreams for the students of Perkins Academy.”