During a Special School Board Meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021 the School Board unanimously approved the hire of Dr. Christopher Record as the new Superintendent of Cape Elizabeth Schools, beginning July 1, 2021 [Media Release]. The national search for a new superintendent began in early February, following the announcement by current superintendent, Donna Wolfrom, that she would be retiring at the end of the school year.
Record is currently in his fifth year as Assistant Superintendent for Gorham School District, where he was named Maine's 2020 Assistant Superintendent Of The Year. Record holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Public Policy and Educational Leadership.
Upon the School Board's vote to hire, Record offered, "Thank you for putting your faith in me. I've felt a connection from the very start of this whole process. I've learned a lot about you and you have certainly learned a great deal about me, but I have much more to learn about Cape Elizabeth. I look forward to meeting students, staff, and parents and connecting; and taking Cape to an even greater place." Prior to his official start date, Record will meet with Wolfrom to develop a starting plan, as well as participating in public forums this spring, "I plan to be transparent, available, and present; and offer multiple opportunities for the public to ask me questions and talk to me."
Dr. Christopher Record during April 15, 2021 videoconference.