Boothbay-area administrator hired to lead Camden Hills

By Louis Bettcher | May 09, 2017
Source: The Five Town CSD Board is expected to vote on the hiring of Shawn Carlson in an emergency meeting May 8 (tonight).

Camden — The Five Town CSD School Board held an emergency meeting May 8, and voted unanimously to hire Dr. Shawn Carlson as the next Camden Hills Regional High School principal.

Carlson is the current assistant superintendent for AOS 98, which serves the Boothbay, Edgecomb, Southport and Georgetown schools. He will succeed current Principal Robert Sampson, who announced his resignation in March for health reasons.

Five Town CSD Superintendent Maria Libby said May 8 that Carlson was the top choice of three finalists considered for the position. Carlson has spent 28 years as an educator in the state of Maine. The annual salary for the position is $108,000.

"We are pleased to welcome a principal with the experience, commitment and understanding of Maine's education initiatives. I have every confidence that Shawn will serve our five town communities with strong and steady leadership at Camden Hills. I look forward to working with him as part of our strong administrative team," said Libby.

Prior to his roles in administration, Carlson served as an assistant principal and athletic director in the Boothbay Regional Schools. A press release sent from Libby said that Carlson's interests include the outdoors, and he served as a founding member of the organization Teens to Trails, a state-wide organization promoting outing clubs in high schools.

Camden Hills Regional High School serves the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Appleton, and has a student population of approximately 700.

Comments (1)
Posted by: KERYN LAITE | May 08, 2017 11:15

isn't this a little quick

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