Ward appointed South School interim principal
Rockland — With South School Principal Todd Martin leaving the administrative post to work in the district as a literacy specialist, the elementary school is now headed by former middle school and South School Assistant Principal Lynsey Ward.
At the Dec. 6 board meeting, the Regional School Unit 13 board accepted the resignation of Martin and the appointment of Ward.
Ward will act as the interim principal until June 30.
Ward said her first week has been "wonderful" with students, staff and parents welcoming her, adding she enjoys coming to work everyday. " It feels like a great start," she said.
In a letter to parents and the community, Ward wrote, " As we move forward, we will continue with the many stellar aspects of South School that happen here daily. The staff work hard each and every day to provide a quality education to our children, and again, I am thrilled to be a member of the South School community."
Superintendent Lew Collins said the progress made at South School within the past two years is in large part a credit to Martin.
Collins said the district will be following procedures to hire a permanent principal for the coming academic year and will be accepting applications for the position starting in February. A search committee will be formed and staff will be consulted for input during the hiring process, he said.
Ward said at this point, her intention is to apply for the permanent position.
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