Cape Elizabeth School Board to begin search for new superintendent

Cape Elizabeth, Maine – January 13, 2016 – At its January 12 business meeting, the Cape Elizabeth School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Meredith Nadeau, who has accepted a Superintendent position at Newmarket School District in New Hampshire.

“The board is disappointed Superintendent Nadeau is leaving and is grateful for her five years of outstanding service,” said Cape Elizabeth School Board Chair Elizabeth Scifres. “We understand the strong pull of family and wish her success as she starts a new chapter of her career in her home state of New Hampshire.”

Superintendent Nadeau’s last day in the district will be June 30.

Over the next several months, the Cape Elizabeth School Board will work with its administrators, teachers, and community members to hire a new Superintendent for a July 1 start date.  “Community participation and input is a key component to finding the right fit for Cape Elizabeth Schools,” Scifres said. “The great news is that we have extensive survey data — from teachers, administrators, students, and parents —  from the past two years that will be critical to targeting the right type of candidate and shaping our search.”

Scifres indicated the School Board would move swiftly to find a replacement. “The board will meet within a week to establish a plan for the selection of our new school leader,” she said.

All future communication about the search will come from School Board Chair Scifres.