Special Ed & Student Services

Speciail Education Department


John Fabrizio, Assistant Superintendent for Stu

John has been an educator for over thirty years the past twenty-one of those years as a Merrimack School District Building Administrator, Director of Student Services and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. He holds his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Leadership and Learning and Master(s) degrees in Administration and Special Education from Rivier University. He also holds certification in the areas of Superintendent, Special Education Administration, Principal, Learning Disabilities, General Special Education and Elementary Education.   

John comes to Concord leading many district-wide endeavors in Response to Intervention (RTI), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Data Driven Decision Making and Universal Design Learning. He was then chosen to be the educational leader of his building serving as a principal for five years. Under his leadership and guidance the school was recognized as the N.H. Elementary School of the year. John has served as a district /central office leader for the past nine years.

As a leader beyond the school, he has been a member of the NH State Professional Standards Board for six years and completed his final year as Chair. He has also been involved in the CEEDAR Project, on the NH State Leadership Team, for the past five years and is dedicated to improving the pre-service training and certification process for educators in New Hampshire.

Mr. Fabrizio looks forward to getting to know the students, faculty and community members in Concord.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Fabrizio via Email or 225-0811.


Preschool Program

Concord School District offers preschool programming for children ages 3-5 at Beaver Meadow School and at Mill Brook School.

Under the leadership of Preschool Coordinator Susan Carignan, the preschool staff includes highly qualified preschool teachers; related professionals in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and school psychology; and educational assistants.

Our preschool programming includes programs for five school days, three school days, two school days, and a language play group. The programs include both typically developing students (fee-based) and students on individual education plans (IEPs).

  • If you are a parent of a typically developing student age 3-5 interested in enrolling in either the Beaver Meadow Preschool or the Mill Brook Preschool, contact Ms. Carignan to apply.

  • If you suspect your child age 3-5 may have an educational disability and may qualify for special education, contact Ms. Carignan to schedule a preschool screening for your child.

  • If you are moving into Concord and your preschool child age 3-5 is eligible for special education, contact Ms. Carignan to register for one of our Concord School District preschools:

  • Abbot-Downing School, 152 South Street

  • Beaver Meadow School, 40 Sewalls Falls Road

  • Mill Brook School, 53 South Curtisville Road