Maine School Management Association announced today that former Executive Director Dale Douglass will be serving as interim director until a search can be done for a permanent replacement.
Douglass served as executive director for 17 years, retiring in 2012.
The director’s position opened up last week when Director Dr. Connie Brown announced her resignation, effective June 30.
Brown has been the executive director since 2013 and before that served as the superintendent of the Augusta School Department for nearly 14 years. In her time at MSMA, she represented the association at the Statehouse and in the media on significant issues, helping secure more state aid for schools and support for important legislation affecting K-12 education.
Becky Fles, president of the Maine School Boards Association, thanked Brown for her work on behalf of students.
“Dr. Brown was an excellent public spokesperson for school boards and superintendents. We appreciate what she has done on behalf of school leaders and most importantly for students in the state of Maine,” Fles said.
MSMA is an umbrella organization for the Maine School Boards Association and Maine School Superintendents Association and is based in Augusta.