School Board Announces Finalists

April 11, 2016
The Cape Elizabeth School Board is pleased to announce two finalists for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  Those two candidates are Steven Bailey and Dr. Craig King.

Mr. Bailey is the Superintendent of the Central Lincoln County School System / AOS 93.  Previously he served as Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director in South Portland.  His history includes principalships in Exeter, NH, South Portland, and Veazie, ME.  Mr. Bailey began his teaching career in Veazie, Maine.  He has a Master of Education Degree as well as Certificate of Advanced Studies, both from the University of Maine at Orono.

Dr. King is the Superintendent of Maine Regional School Unit 10. He previously served as Principal of Mt. Ararat High School.  His history includes a principalship and an assistant principal position in Mississippi.   Dr. King’s teaching career includes an elementary position in an international school and a high school position in Mississippi.  He has a Master of Education Degree as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Both candidates will be in Cape Elizabeth during the week of April 25 to meet with students, staff, parents, and community members.  The School Board is currently setting up a schedule for each candidate’s day in the district.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Advisory Screening Committee, Interview Committee, and my fellow School Board members for the intensive, thoughtful, and demanding work that has gone into this search.  Each representative brought careful consideration to the tasks at hand, being careful to honor all input from the various focus groups and surveys.  Every voice was heard, honored, and weighed as we moved forward.  Although we aren’t done yet, together we have reached a milestone in this process.  Thank you.

Elizabeth Scifres
Chairperson, CE School Board