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Pease appointed Medomak Valley principal

By Beth A. Birmingham | May 07, 2018
Courtesy of: Lisa Genthner Gunn Linda Pease is the new principal of Medomak Valley High School.

Waldoboro — One of the assistant principals at Medomak Valley High School was appointed principal at the Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors meeting May 3.

Linda Dolloff Pease had been serving as acting principal since January, following the sudden resignation of Andrew Cavanaugh in December.

Pease had been an assistant principal for two and a half years.

The late principals Harold Wilson and Ronald Dolloff, Pease's father, were the two longest-serving principals at Medomak Valley

"It is a great privilege to have been appointed to serve in the same capacity as my dad at the high school that, because of him, has always been an important part of my life," Pease said.

She started her career in education teaching sixth grade at Prescott Memorial School in Washington in 1985, where she taught for two years.

Pease then spent eight years at Miller School, also teaching sixth grade, before moving to A.D. Gray School to teach seventh and eighth grade for eight years.

Then, after three years of teaching English at Mid-Coast School of Technology, Pease moved to Medomak Valley in 2005 to teach English, and has remained there since.

"I am committed to continuing to support the good work of the dedicated staff and to expand our reach in making a difference in the lives of our students," Pease said. "I value and honor the young people who walk through the doors of our school."

"Surrounded by a diligent, knowledgeable and caring administrative team, I am excited for this opportunity to move the school forward, while also recognizing the solid foundation that has already been established," Pease said.

"Linda Pease is an excellent candidate for this position, and I know her previous teaching and administrative experience, as well as her deep commitment to our community, will prove to be extremely valuable as she continues in her role as principal," Superintendent Steve Nolan said May 7.

The RSU 40 administrator group collective bargaining agreement begins with a one-year contract, followed by one-year, two-year and three-year contracts for consecutive years.

Pease's starting salary is $95,549, according to Nolan.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at

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