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12/19/2017

School Board chooses Dr. Donna Wolfrom as next superintendent

Dr. Donna Wolfrom, superintendent at Maranacook Area Schools in Readfield, will be Cape Elizabeth's schools next superintendent.

The School Board on Dec. 19, 2017 announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement with Wolfrom beginning July 1, 2018.

Wolfrom toured all three Cape Elizabeth schools on Friday, Dec. 15. "Feedback was positive, and Dr. Wolfrom reported having a wonderful day with our students and staff," according to a news release. That evening there was a "nice turnout" for the superintendent finalist at a meet-and-greet event at Town Hall, after which the School Board held a special meeting and voted unanimously to hire Wolfrom.

"The board sees Dr. Wolfrom leading Cape Elizabeth Schools in a positive direction, as she has done in RSU 38," the news release says. "We are excited to work with Dr. Wolfrom and gratified to have persevered through three searches to find the right fit for our school and community."

Wolfrom will replace Meredith Nadeau, who left as Cape's permanent superintendent in 2016. Howard Colter, retired superintendent from Mount Desert Island, has served as interim since then.

Here is the text of the School Board's announcement:

CESB Chooses New Superintendent

The Cape Elizabeth School Board is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three year contract with Dr. Donna Wolfrom, beginning July 1, 2018.

On Friday December 15, Dr. Wolfrom toured all three schools, met with administrators and teachers, as well as district staff and directors. Feedback was positive, and Dr. Wolfrom reported having a wonderful day with our students and staff. That evening, there was a nice turnout for the parent/community member meet-and-greet, during which she was welcomed by our Town Manager, Matt Sturgis, and chatted with Town Council Chair Jessica Sullivan and many parents. We thank everyone who participated in that important day.

The School Board held a Special Business Meeting later that same evening in Town Hall Chambers during which it voted unanimously to hire Dr. Wolfrom.

The board sees Dr. Wolfrom leading Cape Elizabeth Schools in a positive direction, as she has done in RSU 38. We are excited to work with Dr. Wolfrom and gratified to have persevered through three searches to find the right fit for our school and community.