Dawn Pray appointed as new RSU 3 assistant superintendent

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 2:00pm

    UNITY — After recently filling its open superintendent position with a familiar face, the Regional School Unit 3 assistant superintendent position is being filled by a new face to the district. 

    RSU 3 is in Waldo County and includes the towns of Brooks, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Monroe, Montville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity and Waldo. The district includes Monroe Elementary School, Morse Memorial Elementary School, Mount View Elementary School, Mount View Middle School, Mount View High School, Troy Elementary School, Unity School and Walker Elementary.

    At a May 6 special school board meeting, the school board’s 11 members voted to approve Dawn Pray as the district’s new assistant superintendent. 

    Pray currently works as the superintendent and principal for the Medway School Department, serving Medway Middle School, and the assistant superintendent of the East Millinoicket and Woodville School Departments, serving Opal Myrick Elementary School and Schenck High School. 

    Prior to her administrative positions, Pray taught middle school science. 

    She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master’s degree from the University of Maine. 

    With her new position, which starts July 1, Pray will also serve as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

    The hiring of Pray comes after the school board voted April 22 to approve Charles Brown, the current Mount View Elementary School Principal, to be the new RSU 3 superintendent. 

    Approximately 1,250 students are within the district and approximately 85 students from Mount View High School attend the Waldo County Technical Center.

    The superintendent position Brown filled came open after outgoing RSU 3 superintendent Dr. Paul Austin accepted the same role with Hingham Public Schools in Massachusetts. 

    The assistant superintendent position came open after outgoing RSU 3 assistant superintendent Jean Skorapa accepted the superintendent position for RSU 67, which serves the Chester, Lincoln and Mattawamkeag communities and is her hometown district. 

    Skorapa is leaving RSU 3 at the end of the month and will begin her new position in early June. 

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