February 19, 2018
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Portland Public Schools hires principals for Lincoln, Longfellow

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Public Schools has appointed new principals for Longfellow Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School.

Terrance Young will become Longfellow’s new principal in July. He previously served for eight years as a principal and Complaint Resolution Officer for RSU 23/Saco Public Schools, and for three years as an assistant principal for the Auburn Public Schools.

He has a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s in teaching from Boston University.

Suellyn Santiago, currently the assistant principal at Hall Elementary School, was named the new principal at Lincoln. Santiago has worked for the Portland Public Schools since 1997. She taught at Presumpscot Elementary School and Lincoln before becoming Lincoln’s assistant principal in 2008. Santiago moved to Hall for the 2013-2014 school year.

She has a bachelor’s in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in school administration from the University of Southern Maine.

“These two transformational leaders bring a wealth of talent and expertise to their new positions,” said Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk, in a press release. “They will work in partnership with teachers, parents and students to provide the best possible education for our children.”