Assistant superintendent selected to lead Camden schools
Camden — Assistant Superintendent Elaine Nutter has been selected as the new superintendent of School Administrative District 28 and the Five Town Community School District.
The Five Town Community School District held a closed door meeting in the Bus Barn on Lions Lane on June 19, which lasted for about three hours.
Nutter will officially start in her new role July 1. A two-year contract was approved June 26 and she will be paid $112,000 for 260 work days. In addition, the district will pay $23,520 or 21 percent annually, to cover health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability and life insurance.
Ten people applied for the job and the district interviewed four candidates.
She worked from 1975-2002 in SAD 40, serving as a Title 1 coordinator, principal at Friendship Village School, Prescott Memorial School in Washington and Warren Community School and Director of Instruction. From there, she went to the newly-formed school Union 132, which includes the towns of Chelsea, Jefferson and Whitefield. She then served one year as the assistant superintendent for SAD 28/Five Town CSD.
"We are very excited to have Elaine lead our two districts, maintaining a positive momentum from this past year on several fronts," Board chairmen Tori Manzi and Bob Lawson wrote in an email.
Nutter said June 20 that she is excited to lead a great school system and continues to be impressed by the district.
In April, current Superintendent William Shuttleworth announced his resignation. He plans to retire. Shuttleworth's last day is June 30.
The district has begun advertising for a new assistant superintendent and have already received a few applications, Lawson said June 26.
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