Superintendent Appoints Thomas Geary III as Business Operations Coordinator

June 9, 2017

Dr. Earl Metzler is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas F. Geary, III to the position of Business Operations Coordinator*.  Beginning July 1st, Mr. Geary will provide direct oversight and management of the food service program, transportation services, and all aspects of facilities which include acting as purchasing agent, preparing contracts for, and supervising repairs and maintenance of school buildings for the Hampstead and Timberlane school districts.

Mr. Geary brings an extensive background in the area of facilities oversight having been employed by the Haverhill Public Schools since 2001 with the last six years serving as Supervisor or Facilities.  In his capacity of Supervisor or Facilities, he was responsible for overseeing all facility maintenance, construction, and operations for 19 district buildings, and establishing a safe, clean, and well maintained educational environment for over 7,000 students. He managed a $1,500,000 annual operations budget, and over $70,000,000 in construction projects, while supervising both contracted vendors and sixty plus employees. Additionally, he facilitated the training of the entire district staff on new school safety and active shooter protocols, participated in collective bargaining sessions with labor groups, and collaborated with all City departments to accomplish the goals of the Superintendent of Schools.

His credentials include successful completion of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell – Project Management Certificate Program and the American Physical Plant Administrators Educational Facilities Professional Credentialing Program. Furthermore, Mr. Geary served on the Timberlane Regional School District Budget Committee from March 2015 to 2017, thus has a clear understanding of the budget development process.

“I am confident Mr. Geary’s expertise and skillsets make him a perfect fit for our two districts. His excellent qualifications and his commitment to improving the facilities, food service and transportation systems will enhance and support the overall operations and offerings of the central office and the individual districts.” – Dr. Metzler

*The Business Operations Coordinator vacancy was resultant of the recent promotion of Attorney Geoff Dowd to the position of Business Administrator.

June 9, 2017

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