Another Rockland-area administrator to leave district
Rockland — A sixth Regional School Unit 13 administrator has resigned.
Susan Stilwell, principal of Thomaston Grammar School and Owls Head Central School, announced her departure June 9.
She is taking a job in a neighboring district; she begins next month as the principal at Appleton Village School in School Administrative Unit 69. She has previously worked for the district, she noted in the resignation letter.
Her resignation is effective at the end of the school year.
In addition to serving as principal at the two schools, Stilwell has also been assistant principal of Rockland District Middle School.
"My time in MSAD 5-RSU 13 has been some of the best years of my life," she said in her resignation letter. "I will miss the incredible people I have had the pleasure of working with over the last 10 1/2 years. I have developed some lifelong relationships that I will always cherish. I cannot thank you enough for all of the opportunities and experiences you have provided me during my time in RSU 13."
Stilwell is the sixth administrator to leave the district since February. Athletic Director Jim Leonard announced his resignation late last week. Oceanside East and West principals Tom Forti and Larry Schooley are leaving at the end of June. Business Manager Scott Vaitones' contract is up at the end of June and, he said, it will not be renewed. Former Superintendent Lew Collins resigned in February, citing a lack of support from the school board, taking with him a nearly $100,000 severance package.
Interim Superintendent Michael Wilhelm will work for the district until June 30. The district has hired Leon Levesque, a longtime superintendent in Lewiston as the next interim superintendent. He begins July 1 and will stay with the district until a permanent replacement is found, Wilhelm said by email.
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