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RSU 56 – Superintendent of Schools
Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, and Peru, Maine
Full-Time Position

About RSU #56:
Nestled in the Western Maine Foothills, RSU #56 is dedicated to empowering our students with the requisite knowledge, attitude and skills to become responsible citizens and contributors in our changing world. Serving four rural Maine towns (Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Peru), our vision is to create a supportive learning community where every child is known, challenged and inspired. With a total enrollment of 793 students and 175 committed professional and support staff, students receive the individual attention required to excel.

The district is comprised of three schools: Dirigo Elementary School (Pre-K – 5), T. W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School (6-8), and Dirigo High School (9-12). Each school provides comprehensive educational opportunities for their students, focused on core academic programs, enrichment opportunities and extracurricular offerings to enhance each student’s education.

The Dirigo community has a tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence. The schools are the heart of the community, serving important roles for the students, families and towns.

Dirigo Elementary School:
Our modern facility sits atop a hill overlooking the Androscoggin River. Dirigo Elementary School officially opened its doors in August of 2008 bringing together Dixfield Elementary School and Peru Elementary School. We currently have approximately 365 students Pre-K to grade five.

Our teaching staff includes twenty full-time classroom teachers, four specials teachers (PE, Art, Music, Library), three full-time special education teachers, three full-time literacy specialists, and eleven education technicians.

Our student- to- staff ratio is approximately 17:1, which offers our students an incredible opportunity for direct instruction and individualized attention.

T. W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School:
We have approximately 168 students in grades 6 through 8, with 25 staff who operate under the middle school philosophy. Students not only take classes in math, science, social studies, and language arts, but they also enjoy music, physical education, health, art, and industrial arts. Additional staff members offer special education, gifted education, guidance, and library services.

Dirigo High School:
We are a small high school of approximately 260 students and 40 staff, and we are a member of the Mountain Valley Conference.

In the classroom, we strive to offer a diverse and rigorous curriculum that challenges all of our students. Outside of the classroom, Dirigo High School offers an array of co-curricular activities in the form of clubs and athletics, as well as music and drama, that provide for another diverse set of learning experiences. We have tremendous school spirit here at Dirigo High School. Our staff and students are always ready to showcase their “Cougar Pride”!

About the position:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Competitive benefits.  Maine certifiable.

Application deadline:  May 1, 2017
Start date:  July 1 or as soon thereafter as possible

To request an application, contact:
RSU 56 Superintendent Search
c/o Maine School Management Association
49 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
(207) 622-3473


RSU 1 – Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg, and Woolwich, Maine
Full-Time Position

RSU 1 is seeking an outstanding educational leader to serve as Assistant Superintendent of Schools.

Start Date: August 1, 2017
Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Possession or eligibility for State of Maine Certification #015
  • Excellent communication/collaboration
  • Expertise in PreK-12 curriculum and instruction
  • Proven ability to organize and provide quality professional development
  • Experience with personnel management

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, RSU 1 Application for Employment (available at, transcripts, three letters of reference and copy of certificate with CHRC approval to:

Patrick Manuel, Superintendent
34 Wing Farm Parkway
Bath, ME 04530





Maine School Management Association –
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Augusta, Maine

Maine School Management Association (MSMA) is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MSMA is the service organization for the Maine School Boards Association and the Maine School Superintendents Association.

The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); have the ability to work with members of a team as well as work independently; possess excellent organizational skills; be detail oriented; and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing excellent customer service in person and over the phone, operating a multi-line phone system, taking incoming messages, processing incoming mail, scheduling meeting rooms, maintaining office calendars, word processing, and data entry. In addition, the individual may assist on special projects or other duties as assigned.

MSMA offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

Accepting applications until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit a letter of application and resume, including the names and phone numbers of three recent references to:

Receptionist Search
Maine School Management Association
49 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
(207) 622-3473



Scarborough Public Schools –
Primary School Principal/K-2 Improvement Strategist
Scarborough, Maine

The Scarborough School District seeks a proven leader to join a dynamic K-2 Leadership Team as a building principal and phase level instructional leader. In collaboration with other building principals, the Principal/K-2 Improvement Strategist will focus on developing a culture of data-driven instruction that will enhance the student-centered learning system across all K-2 programs.

The ideal candidate will bring building leadership experience, demonstrated success in building a data culture that increases and ensures more equitable student achievement, and commitment to school transformation through adult professional learning. This role requires an individual with curriculum and assessment knowledge, a commitment to growth and change, and the ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization.


TITLE:    Primary School Principal/K-2 Improvement Strategist



  • Master’s Degree
  • Maine Department of Education certification as Principal or equivalent/State of Maine Administrator Certificate 040

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Successful experience working in leadership role in education
  • Strong knowledge of the school transformation process including data analysis, professional development, assessment, and curriculum
  • Excellent skills in communicating and collaborating with colleagues and parents
  • Excellent skills in supervising and evaluating staff
  • Committed to ongoing personal and professional growth
  • Maintain and model high levels of professionalism
  • Demonstrated leadership in education

REPORTS TO:  Superintendent of Schools

SUPERVISES:  All professional and support staff members

JOB GOAL:  To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to develop, achieve and maintain the best possible educational program for the students and support the mission, vision and beliefs of Scarborough Public Schools.


  • Administrative/Organizational Management – The ability to practice participatory management; possession of good organizational skills and the knowledge of effective administration of school operations.
  • Budgeting/School Finance/Plant Management/Business Services – The ability to effectively and efficiently utilize and manage the facility and assigned support services through responsible stewardship of school resources and a working knowledge of school finance, such that the needs of his/her school can be effectively represented in the budgeting process, including budget development, acceptance, and implementation.
  • Communications – The ability to articulate effectively, both orally and in writing, to the successes and needs of the school with the school board, central administration, staff, students, parents, and the general public – in large and small groups and with individuals.
  • Community Relations – The ability to relate positively to the public; a view of the community/school relationship as a partnership; recognition of the need to be visible and active in the community and understanding the importance of considering community needs and wants.
  • Curriculum/Instruction – The ability to work with all K-2 staff and leadership to ensure a guaranteed viable curriculum for all K-2 students. Knowledge of current curricula, programs, resources, and the ability to utilize data to improve curricula.
  • Educational Leadership – The ability to inspire, motivate, guide and direct staff in setting and achieving the highest standards of educational excellence for the school and district.
  • Educational Renewal – The ability to contribute to constructive educational change and demonstrate knowledge of current practices and research in school improvement.
  • Involvement in School and Community – The ability to perform responsibilities as a visible presence in the school and to be aware of community developments, participating in and attending school events to the extent possible.
  • Personnel Management – The ability to recognize school staffing needs, to perceive in candidates the potential for suitability, and to contribute to an effective recruitment/selection/retention process.
  • Professional Development – The ability to contribute to the development and implementation of professional growth and staff development programs that raise both aspirations and expertise.
  • Supervision/Evaluation – The ability to supervise and evaluate staff and all activities through knowledge and the commitment to contribute to the improvement of instruction and the effectiveness of programs in general.
  • Technology – Proficient use of technology for productivity and instructional purposes.


Per negotiated Scarborough Public Schools Administrators Association agreement.                             


The basis of the evaluation will be the extent to which the performance responsibilities of the job are successfully completed and the extent to which yearly job goals are met.  The Superintendent will perform the evaluation.

NOTE:  The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.


EFFECTIVE DATE:  July 1, 2017

To apply online click here:


The Maine School of Science and Mathematics Foundation
-Interim Administrative Director
Limestone, Maine

Position Description

  1. Manage the Foundation’s mail (physical and electronic); respond to routine correspondence, or coordinate responses with the Board Chair or appropriate committee chairs.
  2. Maintain, update, and manage the donor database, including the donation thank you/acknowledgment
  3. Manage the cash flow, including deposit donations, and ensure accounting has all information needed to keep books in order (in coordination with the Board Treasurer).
  4. Provide day-to-day administrative support to the Chair, the Executive Committee, and committee
  5. Coordinate preparation for Board and Executive Committee meetings (in person and telephonic), including: compiling board packets, developing agendas (with Chair), facility logistics, etc.
  6. Other ministerial functions required to keep the 501(c) (3) legally compliant while we implement a more permanent solution.

Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, self-directed, and organized. He or she will work under the overall direction of the Secretary and the Chair of the MSSM Foundation Board. While the MSSM Foundation office is located in Limestone, we will consider candidates who can only work remotely, and demonstrate the clear ability to do so. Having the right person is more important than the right location.

Contract position:  Estimated at 15-20 hours/week for three months, with the possibility that might be extended.

Compensation:  Flexible depending on qualifications. We are looking for the right person.

Candidates are encouraged to forward their resumes along with three references to: Danielle B. Deschaine, Executive Assistant to Executive Director and Foundation Board at



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California School Boards Association – Superintendent of Schools and Superintendent/Principal

CSBA is currently working with three California School Districts for a new Superintendent and/or Superintendent/Principal.  Please click here for additional information.


Illinois Association of School Boards– Superintendent of Schools

IASB is currently working with five Illinois School Districts for a new Superintendent.  Please click here for additional information.


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