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Principal - Steve Tullar

There is a saying, if you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough.  In 2016, we moved to Rye,NH and we live by the sea and I began work in East Kingston.  My wife, Sharyn, and our five year old black lab, Lyla love living next to the ocean.  We have three young adult children - Dianna, Noel, and Bryant.  It is a joy to watch them navigate adult life with all that it has to offer!    I definitely feel  lucky!

I feel fortunate to be principal of East Kingston Elementary School.  I enjoy coming to work everyday and find joy in being an elementary school principal.  Previously, I was principal of Westminster Community Schools in Westminster, VT., serving eleven years in that role.  It was a great learning experience.

I came to the world of education as a second career. I worked as a dairy farmer and a carpenter before returning to complete my college degree. In 1988, I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Sociology, followed by a Masters of Education in Elementary Ed.  Later, I went back and got a second masters, this one in Administration and Supervision.  I first taught at Stratham Memorial School,  then the Oyster River Cooperative School District - at both Oyster River Elementary School and Moharimet Elementary School.  I taught grades three to five during those years including several years as a teacher of multiage classrooms..  I also was the assistant principal in Auburn, NH for one year.  In 2002, I joined the faculty at Keene State College, working with students who were interested in becoming elementary school teachers .  It was at KSC that I became aware of the principalship in Westminster.  It was an easy decision for me to make the move back to elementary school. And I am glad I did!