AES 603-485-9574 - ARD 603-485-4474 [email protected]


Photo of principal Shannon Kruger

Shannon Kruger joined the Allenstown School District in 2017 and has served as an administrator in NH since 2009. Prior to administration, Mrs. Kruger was a School Counselor and a Behavior Specialist. She has a passion for working collaboratively with others to be able to provide opportunities for students to expand their academic and social skills, as well as, personal interests. It is truly amazng to watch the transformation of children to young adulthood and ready for high school and beyond. The continual goal of building and maintaining a positive learning environment requires administrators, parents, staff, community members, and students to work together, share ideas, support one another and be proud of Allenstown. It is a great placeto be!

Saint Michael’s College, B.A., Sociology
Keene State College, M.Ed., Counseling/Consultation
Plymouth State University, C.A.G.S, Leadership in Education

Personal interests: Family, beaches anywhere in the world, ice hockey fan (Bruins of course!) and knitting

Photo of principal Shannon Kruger

Sarah Petersons joined the Allentown School District as the assistant principal in 2020 after serving at the Armand R. Dupont School as a special education case manager since 2010. Prior to that Mrs. Petersons worked in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts as a special education teacher. She is passionate about working with students to help them be successful in school and to learn the skills they will need to be successful in the community. Mrs. Petersons enjoys the community feel of the Allenstown School District and loves working with such a student focused staff.

University of Maine at Farmington, B.S. Special Education
University of New Hampshire, M.Ed, Special Education Administration

Personal Interests: Family, reading (she has been part of the same book club for over 10 years), gardening and watching home improvement shows.

Contact Us

Allenstown Elementary School

Phone: (603) 485-9574

Fax: (603) 485-1805

Armand R. Dupont School

Phone: (603) 485-4474

Fax: (603) 485-1806


Mission Statement

Our students will:

  • collaborate and cooperate to creatively solve problems.
  • show respect for themselves, others, and our environment.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • apply advocacy skills to be independent, self-directed learners.
  • demonstrate civic responsibility and pride in school and the community.