Assistant Superintendent/ Director of Curriculum and Instruction

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  May 7, 2019

RSU 3 ANNOUNCES HIRING OF

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT/DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

On behalf of the RSU 3 Board of Directors, Superintendent Paul Austin is pleased to announce that Ms. Dawn Pray has been hired as the new Assistant Superintendent/Director of Curriculum and Instruction, beginning July 1, 2019.  Ms. Pray will replace Jean Skorapa, who is leaving the district to become the Superintendent of Schools for RSU #67.

Ms. Pray is currently the Superintendent of Schools for RSU #89, and the Burlington and Medway school departments.  In addition, she is the Principal of the Medway Middle School and Assistant Superintendent for the East Millinocket and Woodville School Departments.

Ms. Pray began her career teaching middle school science at Sacopee Valley Middle School in 2005, and in 2008, she moved to the Katahdin region teaching middle school science in RSU #89.  She became Principal of the Medway Middle School in 2011, and in 2015, she was named Superintendent of the Medway School Department, and Assistant Superintendent for both the East Millinocket and Woodville School Departments, all of which were in addition to her responsibilities as Principal of Medway Middle School.  In 2017, Ms. Pray added Superintendent of the Burlington School Department and in January, 2018, Superintendent of RSU #89.

In 2005, Ms. Pray graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington, earning a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Biology.  In 2011, she graduated from the University of Maine, earning a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

An eight member interview committee made up of Board members, teachers, building and central office administrators interviewed several candidates for the position.  The RSU 3 Board of Directors met on Monday, May 6, and confirmed her nomination.  Ms. Pray will officially join RSU 3 on July 1, 2019.  She is very excited to work with the staff of RSU 3 and to focus her energy on Curriculum and Instruction.

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