Principal searches move to interview stage

By Dwight Collins | Mar 06, 2014
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The application deadline has passed for two principal positions within Maine School Administrative District 28 and according to Superintendent Elaine Nutter interviews will begin to take place in the next few weeks.

“We held some public input sessions to gather information from the community and school staff on what characteristics they are looking for in a principal,” Nutter said. “We have had some outstanding applicants and once the hiring committee has a chance to look at them, we can begin the interview process.”

Nutter said there is not concrete date to start the interviews, but if things go smoothly, the interviews could begin in as little three weeks.

“It would benefit everyone involved to get the new principals on board as soon as possible, but we want to take a good look and make sure we pick the right people,” she said.

The search began for a new principal at Camden-Rockport Middle School when then Principal Maria Libby was hired to the assistant superintendent position for both SAD 28 and Five Town Community School District in July.

The SAD 28 school board approved the hiring of Thomas Ingraham of Hope to be the interim principal at Camden-Rockport Middle School at a special meeting Aug. 6. The contract for a term of 230 days began Aug. 19.

A second opening for a principal, this time at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, began after Theresa Lash submitted her resignation effective at the end of the year.

“I am very confident that we will be able to find suitable candidates for position, which makes it easier to find the right person for the job,” Nutter said. “It is important to also find someone who can continue the great work that our current principals have done.”

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