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Superintendent Dr. Susan K. Givens

Susan Givens


Susan Givens

Superintendent Givens joined the Newmarket School District in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge gained during a long career in district leadership.

Prior to joining Newmarket, Dr. Givens served for many years as Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations in the Masconomet Regional School District in Boxford, MA. In that role, Dr. Givens oversaw all aspects of digital learning, technology, finances, facilities, and human resources. She was instrumental to the success of †he district's long-range and strategic planning processes. Dr. Givens has also served the communities of West Newbury, Beverly, and Chatham, Massachusetts.

Dr. Givens has contributed greatly to the ongoing professional learning of the educational community. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to 21st Century education, leadership, and school finance at conferences and workshops, and she has for many years served as adjunct faculty in these areas, as well. She has been a member, and chaired, state and national committees to inform policy, professional learning, and best practices in the field. Her skills and contributions as a school leader have been recognized through numerous awards, including the Meritorious Budget Award and the Eagle Award – Distinguished Professional from the Association of School Business Officials, International and the President’s Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials.

Dr. Givens earned her Doctorate in Education, with a focus on Instructional, Organizational, Public, and Evidence-Based Leadership, from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master's degree in Leadership from Northeastern University and her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Salem State University.

SAU31 District Office Administrators

Susan Givens


Debra Black

Assistant Superintendent

Erica MacNeil

Director of Student Services

Janna Mellon

Business Administrator

Jason Carey

Director of Information Technology

Melissa Van Sickle


Patricia Banfield

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Teresa Marvin

Human Resource, Benefits, and Payroll Coordinator

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