Mary Coltin, Assistant Principal at North Londonderry School was recognized as NH Assistant Principal of the Year at the Winter Conference of the NH Association of School Principals in Concord. On hand to offer congratulations to Coltin and three other honorees were Gov. John Lynch, Commissioner of Education, Lionel Tracy, NHASP President, Steve Guyer, NH State Board of Education Chairman, John E. Lyons, Jr. as well as Londonderry Superintendent of Schools, Nathan Greenberg , Assistant Superintendent Mark Blount, North School Principal, Richard Zacchilli and other administrative colleagues and friends.
The highlight of her acceptance was Coltin’s acknowledgement of family present including husband, Michael, and daughter Kate (representing her siblings Karianne and Maribeth). In a tribute to her parents, Ret. Col. Paul O’Leary, former head of the NH State Police, and Mrs. O’Leary, who were also present, Coltin observed, “Dad, I remember being in the room on that day in 1982 when Gov. (Hugh) Gallen gave you your wings and we were all so proud of you. I am so proud that you can be here as I get mine today.”
Coltin has been Assistant Principal at North School for fifteen years, having previously had a distinguished teaching career in Pelham. She is a graduate of Plymouth State, and received her Master’s degree from Notre Dame and completed additional graduate studies at Rivier.