Pittsfield School District (NH)
Ed Tech Forum
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
John Freeman serves as superintendent of schools for the Pittsfield, New Hampshire School District, a position that he has held for nine years. Pittsfield is a small, rural school district located in central New Hampshire; Pittsfield’s population is approximately 4100, while the school’s enrollment is approximately 600 students, PS-12; the free and reduced price meal rate is currently about 55%.
The Pittsfield community has been engaged in a high school redesign project with an approach that personalizes learning for all students. The collaboration between the school and community has resulted in a design that focuses on increased academic achievement, greater student ownership for learning, work/study skills and social/emotional learning, changing adult roles and systems, and community engagement. The schools are demonstrating growth along a range of success measures.
Freeman holds a B.A. in elementary education from Newark State College (now Kean University), an M.A. in English from Seton Hall University; an M.Ed. in education from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of New Hampshire.