Schooley to leave Oceanside West

By Kim Lincoln | Apr 30, 2014
Oceanside High School Principal Larry Schooley has announced his resignation from Regional School Unit 13.

Thomaston — Oceanside High School West Principal Larry Schooley has announced his plans to retire from public education.

He has accepted a position as the director of Child Development Services and will work out of both the Rockland and Damariscotta offices, he said April 30. CDS provides programs for children from birth through 5 years old and operate a pre-school program in the Breakwater Marketplace on Camden Street in Rockland.

His resignation from Regional School Unit 13 is effective June 27.

"I"m going to finish out the year strong and move on," Schooley said by phone.

Schooley has worked in education for 39 years, serving 30 years of that as an administrator.

He has been principal of Oceanside High School West and the former Georges Valley High School for the past four years. Prior to that he was principal of St. George School for seven years and worked for a year as director of student services in School Administrative District 40. Prior to that he worked as a director of education at Bancroft School in Haddonfield, N.J.

Schooley submitted his resignation to the superintendent's office and told his staff April 30.

"I want to thank my wonderful staff, awesome students, and our great communities for all of the support they have provided. It has been a privilege to serve the St. George School, Georges Valley High School, and Oceanside High School for the last 11 years," Schooley wrote in his resignation letter.

Oceanside High School West Principal Tom Forti announced his resignation earlier this month.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Martina Branco | May 01, 2014 16:16

Thank you Larry for all of the great things you have done the past ten years to work with teachers and helping students and families to provide the best education to our communities here in the county.  It was great to work with you my friend...Bob

Posted by: Robert Jean | Apr 30, 2014 17:59

Best wishes, Larry! Thank you for all you did for the St. George School with your support of our Expeditionary Learning aspirations. CDS is fortunate to welcome such a strong and passionate leader!

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