Kimberly Schroeter was hired as the new director of instruction following a June 2 vote by the Maine School Administrative District 40 Board of Directors.

The director of instruction is responsible for the K-12 curriculum, and works with each instruction area to develop curriculum for each department, such as social studies, math or physical education.

Superintendent Francis Boynton said the district is constantly working on curriculum, in part because of changes to state and federal standards.

The director of instruction is also now responsible for federal titles program; those responsibilities were folded into the now full-time director of instruction job.

The director of instruction is responsible for the gifted and talented program, which covers K-12 grades and academics as well as fine arts. She will also work as part of the administration team, in the Central Office and district wide.