BLUE HILL — The School Board Tuesday voted unanimously to hire a veteran teacher at Blue Hill Consolidated School (BHCS) as the school’s principal.
Della Martin will start her new job July 1, replacing Fred Cole, who will return to teaching at the school.
Martin has been teaching at BHCS since 1986. She currently teaches language arts and social studies to students in grades seven and eight. During her tenure, she has taught grades five through eight, and she has taught math in addition to the subjects she currently teaches.
“She obviously knows the school and the community,” Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt said. “She’s very people-oriented and able to work with anyone in the community. She is always optimistic and energetic.”
A graduate of George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Martin graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations in 1974. She earned a master’s degree in middle level education at the University of Maine in 2004, and she expects to complete her principal certification at the university this coming summer.
She began her career in education in 1978 as a fifth-grade teacher at Morrison Memorial School in East Corinth. She left there in 1983 to take a teaching position at Central Middle School in East Corinth. In 1985, she taught at the former Brooklin Junior High School.
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