MILFORD, Maine — An Ellsworth woman has been tapped to serve as the town’s next school superintendent, School Committee Chairman Michael Bond confirmed Friday afternoon.
Nancy Weed was chosen from a field of about 10 applicants for the position, Bond said. After a round of interviews with finalists, school committee members unanimously voted to offer the job to Weed during a meeting Tuesday night.
Weed has accepted the offer and will be in town Monday for a two-week orientation period with interim Superintendent Gene MacDonald. She will assume the superintendency — her first — on July 1.
“She says she’s really excited about it,” Bond said Friday afternoon in a brief telephone interview.
Though Weed could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon, her most recent work has been as a part-time guidance councilor for elementary schools in Penobscot, Brooksville and Surry, according to published reports.
Weed succeeds Dr. John Davis, who was dismissed from the superintendent’s post effective Dec. 31 after an executive session evaluation during the Dec. 9 meeting. Since then, MacDonald has been serving in an interim capacity.
According to the advertisements calling for applicants posted earlier this year by the Milford School Committee, the superintendent position is part time and involves overseeing the Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, which has an enrollment of about 330 students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. The town’s grade nine through 12 students are tuitioned to the high school of their choice.