BYFIELD - The Triton Regional School District will be looking for two top administrators after both high school Principal Robert Manseau and middle school Principal Peter Gadd announced their retirements this week.School Superintendent Sandra Halloran told the School Committee this week that Manseau and Gadd have committed to a smooth transition with their successors."I can't say enough about them," Halloran said. "They are also committed to working every day to the end of the school year. We don't have two people who have retired on the job.""I know you'll be missed," committee Chairman Joan Weyburn told the two men, who were sitting together in the audience at the high school library.Manseau, 56, has worked at Triton High School since 1977 as a teacher, department head and, for the last four years, as principal. His official retirement date is next Sept. 28.Gadd, 57, is in his sixth year as principal at Triton Middle School. His official retirement date is July 27.Triton serves students in Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury.In separate interviews yesterday, Manseau and Gadd said they want to pursue other education opportunities. Both suggested possibilities in consulting or interim positions."I still feel energized about what I do," Gadd said. "I'm not ready to play golf in Florida."Both men said they are proud of the legacies they are leaving, but they're not leaving right away."We teach our student-athletes to run through the finish line, not to let up near the end of the race," Manseau said. "That's exactly what I plan to do here at Triton.""I'm very proud of the way the school is now," Gadd said. "I'm particularly proud of the staff; it's a fine, skilled staff that are truly middle school specialists. The building is in a great position to chart a new course for the future." Manseau joined Triton as a teacher and head of what was the the Music Department after five years as a music teacher at Masconomet Regional High School. In the mid-1980s, Triton brought dance and drama into the curriculum and Manseau became head of the Music and Performing Arts Department. More recently, the mission expanded again with the addition of art, so it became the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.After 32 years of living in Newburyport, Manseau and his wife, Charlene, sold their home and moved to Lake Attitash in Amesbury. The Manseaus have four children and seven grandchildren. Charlene Manseau is a registered nurse in the Surgical Day Care Unit at Anna Jaques Hospital.Gadd, who grew up in West Newbury, entered the Triton system as assistant principal at Newbury Elementary School in 1998, moving to the top job at the middle school after three years.He had previously been administrator of North Andover Middle School.Gadd began his career at Newburyport's Kelley Elementary School where he taught fourth grade for seven years, then taught for 13 years at the Rupert A. Nock Middle School.Gadd and his wife, Sherrie, live in West Newbury. They have two adult daughters. Sherrie Gadd is an estate administrator for a Boston law firm.

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