Concord School District’s acting superintendent, Donna Palley, is not credentialed with the state Department of Education to serve as a top administrator. 

Palley does not possess credentials to serve as superintendent, or even as assistant superintendent, a role she has performed in the district for at least eight years. 

Instead, she is credentialed as a special education administrator, elementary education (K-8) teacher, general special education teacher and specific learning disabilities teacher, according to a Department of Education database. 

On Sunday, Concord School Board President Jennifer Patterson said Palley is working to address the situation

“I have discussed the certification situation with Donna Palley,” Patterson wrote Sunday afternoon. “She has been working to address this for some time, including meeting with DOE, and she expects to be in good standing

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