Christine Rath 

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Educational Leadership

Phone: (603) 496-4330


Dr. Christine Rath served as the Superintendent of Schools in Concord, NH for 15 years. Prior to that she was Assistant Superintendent,principal at Concord High School and principal of Rundlett Middle School. She was a teacher of mathematics at the middle level and helped begin an alternative education program for adolescents which continues in operation in the Concord area. In addition to her work at Plymouth, she is an adjunct professor for both Southern New Hampshire University and the University of New Hampshire.

Degrees and Education

  • EdD, Special Education Leadership, Boston University, School of Education
  • MEd, Human Development,  University of Maryland, Institute of Child Study
  • BA, Psychology/Math minor, Trinity College, Washington, D.C.

Research Interests

  • School district leadership
  • School improvement

Scholarly Publications/ Writings/ Conference Presentations

  • Panelist, New Hampshire Legislative Forum, Perspectives on Educational Reform and Meeting the Demands of the 21st Century
  • Presenter, Concord Takes a Crosswalk: Our Work on Teacher Evaluation
  • Presenter, Re-imagining the Library Media Center, Council of Educational Planners International, Northeast Regional Conference

Awards and Distinctions

  • New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year, 2013
  • Exploring Good Citizen Award, Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • NH Jobs for America’s Graduates, Educational Leadership Award

Associations, Boards, and Committees

  • Advisory Board, NHTI, Concord, NH
  • Capital Region Advisory Board, New Hampshire Charitable Fund
  • Executive Board, New Hampshire Learning Initiative
  • Executive Board, New Hampshire Institute of Civics Education

Courses Taught

  • EP 7800 Practicum in Educational Leadership: The Superintendency