Several excellent candidates have emerged, school reports

Islesboro leadership reconfiguration yields new Dean of Students position

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:15pm

    ISLESBORO — Next year, there will be a new leadership position in place at Islesboro Central School. 

    As part of a leadership reconfiguration that began when Charles (Chuck) Hamm was hired in August 2018 as Islesboro’s Head of School, a move that combined the principal and superintendent positions, Islesboro is now in the process of hiring a person to fill the school’s new Dean of Students position. 

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    Applications for the new leadership position have drawn several excellent candidates since January, according to Hamm, and the application window will close Friday, March 15. 

    Hamm noted the newly created position will focus on curriculum alignment, district assessment coordination, scheduling, student mentoring, teacher support and press releases. A teaching assignment may also be included. 

    “We're fortunate in that we are a small school, have a tremendous school board and staff, not to mention wonderful students, and operate in a flexible enough manner that we can hire the best candidate and take advantage of all they have to offer,” Hamm stated.

    The school is hoping to hire someone by early May with the person officially beginning July 1. 

    Islesboro has emphasized its Pathways program this academic year, a tailored approach to student’s education.

    The program gives every student, K-12, an opportunity to have a personalized, team approach that takes into consideration student’s interests and learning styles, according to an August 2018 press release from the school. 

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