School Union 76 to interview superintendent candidates Saturday

DEER ISLE — School Union 76, which includes schools in Sedgwick, Brooklin and Deer Isle-Stonington, is interviewing four superintendent candidates on Saturday.

“We received eight applications,” said Union 76 Board Chairman Mike Sealander. “We are interviewing four.”

Interim Superintendent Bob Webster is contracted to lead the union through June 30.

“Bob’s term ends June 30 unless we end up hiring a super who starts before then,” Sealander said.

Webster was hired after former Superintendent Mark Jenkins resigned in December 2015 — six months ahead of his contract’s end. There were numerous issues under Jenkins’ leadership, including late filing of state-required paperwork and accounting errors.

“I think the important thing we want to do is be thorough in our hiring protocol so we can secure the best superintendent we can,” Sealander said.

In other peninsula school business, Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt has identified who he would like to hire at the next principal for the Blue Hill Consolidated School.

Matt Lokken, who was hired to serve as principal after longtime educator Della Martin retired last year, quit just days before the new school year began to take a position elsewhere.

Union 93 Curriculum Coordinator Shelly Schildroth stepped in as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year.

Hurvitt said he would be proposing the candidate at the Blue Hill School Board’s April 13 meeting.

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