Milford superintendent resigns to take full-time position in another school district

Posted March 15, 2013, at 11 p.m.

MILFORD, Maine — Nancy Weed, Milford’s superintendent of schools for the last two years, officially tendered her resignation at Thursday night’s school committee meeting.

Weed’s resignation comes one month after a group of about 20 townspeople made up of teachers and parents dropped their effort to recall two school committee members because the group was dissatisfied with the way the school department was being run, but she says that is not the reason for her decision.

“This is a part-time position, and I recently accepted another, full-time position in another district,” Weed said Friday evening.

Weed, who has been Milford’s school superintendent since July 2011, preferred not to publicize what her new job title was or which district it was in.

The Milford superintendent position was recently expanded from two days a week to three, but remains a part-time job.

Weed has worked in the educational field for more than 30 years — much of it in Hancock County — in various positions, including elementary guidance counselor, high school guidance director and school principal.

Weed said she was proud of her tenure in Milford and had nice things to say about the people she worked with.

“We worked on settling some contracts and got several things accomplished,” she said. “It’s a fairly small district, but a great little school.”

Milford citizens leading the recall effort said they were able to gather the necessary 260 voter signatures necessary to force a recall, but they ended the effort so as not to “overburden the clerks at the town office and spend money which the town clearly does not have,” according to an email resident Amanda Day wrote to Town Manager Dawn Adams on the group’s behalf.

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