3 Aggregate Road, Poland, ME 04274
Phone 207.998.2727 | Fax 207.998.2753

May 21, 2024

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

Last evening the RSU 16 School Board held a Special Meeting to discuss the resignation of Superintendent Todd Sanders, which is effective at the conclusion of the school year.  The RSU 16 School Board also approved the process for hiring our next superintendent.  The Superintendent Search Committee was formed and includes two board members from each town: Angela Swenson, Steve Holbrook, Randy Lantz, Joe Parent, Andrea Winn, and Mary Martin.

As a first step in the process, the attached community and staff survey will be conducted to identify desirable qualities and competencies and to gather feedback on important initiatives and priorities. The feedback will be used to screen candidates and will be incorporated into the interview process.  Community and staff input is an important first step in this hiring process.

The RSU 16 Superintendent opening has been advertised and we will be collecting applications for several weeks.  During the month of June, the Superintendent Search Committee will conduct initial interviews and establish a Stakeholder Committee.  The Stakeholder Committee will support the Search Committee during second interviews and will consist of an administrator, teacher(s), central office staff, and a parent representative from each town.  At the conclusion of the second interviews, a recommendation will be made to the RSU 16 School Board for approval.  We are hopeful to conclude this process by the end of June.

The RSU 16 Superintendent Search Committee appreciates the strong interest and support from parents, staff, and community members in filling this important position.  We will do our best to keep you informed as we work through the process.

Sincerely,
RSU 16 Superintendent Search Committee

Link to survey: https://forms.gle/u3bwRSN6R2QW41nm8

Job Openings

Poland Regional High School​​​​​​

  • ELL Teacher (0.5 time)
  • Coaching
    • Assistant Football Coach
    • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Bruce Whittier Middle School​​​​​​

  • Resource Room Teacher Grades 7-8

Minot Consolidated School

  • Grade 1 Teacher (Fall 2024)
  • Grade 2 Teacher (Fall 2024)
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Gifted and Talented Teacher

Poland Community School

  • Grade 6 Classroom Teacher
  • PCS FLS K-6 Teacher

District-Wide​​​​​​

  • Adult Education Director
  • (2) Full-time Bus Drivers
    • 30hrs./week
    • CDL w/ School Bus Endorsements
    • DOE CHRC Fingerprinting Cert.
  • Full-time Bus Monitor (30 hrs)
  • Part-time Van Driver
  • K-2 FLS Ed Tech II or III
  • K6- Social Emotional Teacher

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Here at RSU 16 we have an experienced team of school transportation professionals that are excellent mentors for those who want to become great school bus drivers.  This supportive and collaborative team ensures the safety of our students while being transported to and from school, and for our co-curricular events. View more information on how to join this extraordinary team, and if you’re the right fit we would love to have you be part of a team where safely transporting students is our #1 priority!

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Come join us at RSU 16 and be part of our mission to prepare our students to be successful contributing citizens, able to adapt to change and to successfully respond to the future. Whether you are an educator, administrator, bus driver, nurse, or custodian – we are a team working together keeping our students welfare, safety, and education at the heart of everything we do!

  • A current listing of job openings can be found at ServingSchools.com and SchoolSpring.com.
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  • For all school openings, please submit a letter of interest, application, resume, transcripts, certification and 3 letters of recommendation to: Regional School Unit #16 (EOE), 3 Aggregate Road, Poland ME 04274
  • To obtain the applicable Employment Application form needed - please visit our Employment page.

Check out the district/schools calendar of events.  This is our new 'master' calendar and it offers the ability to look at one calendar at a time, or several (click on the 'Select Calendars' button, and then 'Apply Selections.'). For example, those of you who have students in more than one school, simply select the calendars for the school(s) you want to see. You also have the opportunity to see events graphically in a monthly calendar format, or simply as a listing of events.

A tidbit of information about our district 'year-at-a-glance' calendar of holidays, school vacations and in-service days. As you may guess, this involves input from several places before it can be determined. We need to know the LRTC (Lewiston Regional Technical College) class schedule so that our students attending those classes are available on the same days. Our administrative team meets to look at activities planned for the year, such as teacher training days (inservice); holidays; spring and winter breaks, etc., to come up with a calendar that provides the mandated 175 days of school for students. It's an interesting (and sometimes lengthy) process how it all comes together!

Central Office Staff

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Kim Caron

Special Education Dean

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Carol Depot

Payroll Manager

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Stacie Field

Business Administrator/Manager

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John Hawley

Director of Operations

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Amy Hediger

Assistant Superintendent

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Lauren Hendry

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Stewart Mason

Stewart Mason

Transportation Director

Stewart leads a team of professional school bus drivers, assistants, and mechanics who ...

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Jill Mathieu

Technology Instructional Coach

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Jean McNally

Transportation Secretary / District Registrar

If bus drivers are the backbone of a school transportation department, then Jean is the...

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Wendy Ritchie

Accounts Payable

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Kim Roth

School Psychologist

Todd Sanders

Todd Sanders

Superintendent of Schools

Jo St. Peter

Jo St. Peter

Special Education Director

Nate Vlahakis

Nathaniel Vlahakis

Data Specialist

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Tracy Watson

Special Education Administrative Assistant

Where do the policies come from?

The Maine School Management Association, located in Augusta, provides all schools in the state of maine with school policies. The policies and direction of the Maine School Management Association are established by the MSMA Action and Policy Committees. You can click on the link if you would like more information.

We organize our policies by section, as seen by clicking on the link below. Click on the grouping to take you to a drill-down of the policies within that group. If you have any questions or feedback on a policy, please fill out and submit the form at the right side of this section. We do appreciate your feedback and questions. Thank you!

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