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Maine educators chosen as principals for Pond Cove, Cape Middle School

Cape Elizabeth schools will find new leadership at both the Middle School and Pond Cove Elementary School when school opens next month.

The School Board on Aug. 14, 2017 approved the hire of Jason Manjourides, assistant principal at Falmouth Elementary School since 2014, as Pond Cove School principal; and Troy Eastman, principal at Oxford Hills Middle School since 2007, as Middle School principal. Sarah Forrey-Pettit, most recently assistant principal at Wellington Elementary School in Belmont, Mass., was also hired as Pond Cove's new assistant principal.

Manjourides comes to Pond Cove School after three years as assistant principal for grades K-2 in Falmouth. He has more than 17 years experience in elementary education, including interventionist and grade-level teaching a various elementary schools in Maine. He has been an assistant principal at Songo Lakes Elementary School, Naples; and Guy E. Rowe Elementary School, Norway. He has a master's degree in education from the University of Southern Maine, and a bachelor's degree in environmental planning and policy from the University of Maine at Farmington.

Manjourides replaces Kelly Hasson, principal since 2012 and longtime teacher at Pond Cove, who resigned in July.

Eastman, the board's choice for Middle School principal, also has a bachelor's degree from UMaine Farmington and a master's from USM. Before serving as been principal at Oxford Hills (SAD 17) Middle School in South Paris, he spent a year as an assistant principal in Raymond and five years as a special education teacher in Buckfield and in Livermore Falls.

Eastman replaces Mike Tracy, who also resigned in July after four years as Middle School principal.

Forrey-Pettit has three years experience as assistant principal in Belmont and Somerville schools in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in special education, serving as autism inclusion specialist in Belomont schools and an intervention specialist and special-education teacher in Ohio and Utah. She has a bachelor's degree in special education from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Boston College.

Forrey-Pettit replaces Theresa Curran, who also resigned in July to take an assistant principal's job in Wells.