The School Board has invited Superintendent candidate Dr. Craig King to visit our district on Wednesday April 27. Dr. King is currently Superintendent of Maine RSU 10. Previously he was Principal of Mt. Ararat High School for nine years. Before that Dr. King served as a Jr-Sr High School Assistant Principal then Principal in Mississippi. His teaching experience includes both elementary and high school positions internationally and in Mississippi. He also teaches education courses for the University of Maine.
We have only one candidate visiting our district because the other finalist, Steven Bailey, has withdrawn himself from consideration for the position of Superintendent. Although we now have one candidate, this visit is not a formality. Wednesday will be a day-long interview with various stakeholder groups. The board will be gathering feedback from everyone with whom he meets. Dr. King will start his day at Town Hall, meeting with Central Office administrators and staff, followed by Town Council members and the Town Manager. From there he will have coffee with a few parents, representatives of the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, and board members from all three Parents Associations. Dr. King will visit all three schools, having student-led tours where possible, as well as meet and greet sessions with staff. Building and department administrators will then have time to meet with the Dr. King. He will end his day with the School Board.
The candidate’s visit to Cape Elizabeth is an important part of the search process. The School Board thanks everyone who participates in this district visit and values all input it receives.