New principal hired at DI-S



DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School will have a new principal for the new school year, according to School Union 76 Superintendent Christian Elkington.

Laura Davis, who is currently the dean of instruction at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Nashville, Tenn., has been hired.

Davis will replace Dennis Duquette, who is leaving at the end of the school year to pursue other opportunities.

The Community School District 13 School Board unanimously approved the hire at its April 20 meeting.

“Davis has more than ten years experience in small progressive high schools which have focused on: Social-Emotional Learning, Project-Based Learning, Real World Learning and Instructional Leadership amongst her experience and accomplishments,” Elkington said in a letter to the community.

“I believe Ms. Davis is the perfect fit for Deer Isle-Stonington High School’s students and staff as we strive to implement the district’s strategic plan for improved student success,” Elkington said. “Ms. Davis will continue the positive school community building started under Principal Dennis Duquette while also working with our school’s staff, communities/ area businesses and our students and parents to develop improved curriculum and instructional opportunities for each and every student.”

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