Update from Superintendent, Chris Elkington, RE: Administrative Hiring

Post date: Aug 03, 2017 12:23:3 PM

Hi All! I hope this email finds you and your family well and that your summer up to this point has been enjoyable!

It is my pleasure to announce that at last night's school board meeting our board approved the following two individuals to fill administrative vacancies within CSD 13:

- Lynne Witham was appointed as our new Head of School. In this new role Ms. Witham will be, among other responsibilities, overseeing planning, professional development and supervision and evaluation in Grades K-12 while also supporting student conduct support for students in Grades 7 & 8. Lynne is currently the Director of the University College in Ellsworth, while also serving as our district's Part-time, Director of Adult Ed. (a role she will continue overseeing administratively). Lynne was selected because she has tremendous experience in supporting student and staff growth and success, along with building strong relationships with multiple community stakeholders, two important areas of need in CSD 13. I look forward to working much more closely with her in the days, weeks and months to come!

- Tara McKechnie was appointed as our new DISES Principal. In this role Ms. McKechnie will be the point person overseeing all aspects of the daily functions of DISES for Grades K-6. Tara is currently a teacher leader at Blue Hill Consolidated School, who over the last 20 years has successfully taught all grades K-4. Among other areas of strength Tara has extensive expertise in Literacy, Intervention supports, Behavior Modification and STEM Education all areas of need at DISES. I feel fortunate to have her joining our Team!

Please join me in welcoming Lynne and Tara to these important roles!