Announcement: Superintendent Candidates

Oyster River School Board Announces Superintendent Candidates

The Oyster River Cooperative School District School Board is pleased to announce three candidates for the position of Superintendent of the Oyster River Cooperative School District.

The three candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • Ms. Suzanne Filippone, Assistant Superintendent, Oyster River Cooperative School District, Durham
  • Mr. Russell Holden, Superintendent, Sunapee School District, Sunapee
  • Dr. Robert Shaps, retired Superintendent, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Meet the candidates:

The School Board will be providing three candidate forum opportunities for community members to meet the candidates. All candidate forums will take place at the Oyster River Middle School Concert Hall, 1 Coe Drive.

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 6- 6:45 p.m.: Ms. Suzanne Filippone
  • Friday, Dec. 1, 6-6:45 p.m.: Mr. Russell Holden
  • Monday, Dec. 4, 6-6:45 p.m.: Dr. Robert Shaps

Community members are also invited to provide feedback about the candidates, which will be collected through online candidate surveys. 

Surveys will be available on the district website,, starting Wednesday, Nov. 29 and through Tuesday, December 5.

The Board anticipates selecting and announcing a new superintendent in December.

For additional information about the candidates and search process, please click here.