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SAD 53 names Dominic DePatsy new superintendent

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PITTSFIELD, Maine — Dominic DePatsy was recently chosen as the next Superintendent of Schools for MSAD 53.

DePatsy has more than 15 years of administrative experience in K-12, with 13 years spent as director of instructional support. Most recently, DePatsy was the director of instructional support for RSU 5 in Freeport, where he was responsible for Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Response to Intervention, Section 504, and English Language Learners.

Prior to assuming his first directorship, DePatsy was a special education teacher specializing in behavior and also spent two years with the Department of Education as a Due Process Consultant, responsible for areas of mediation, complaints, and due process hearings.

DePatsy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in European history before earning a Masters in Special Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership.

Throughout his career, DePatsy has strived to meet the needs of all children in both regular and special education programs. He has presented at various conferences both nationally and statewide on topics of special education, educational leadership, and response to intervention. He is a member and past president of the Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC).

DePatsy lives with his wife, Dr. Kimberly Farr, his three sons, and two stepsons. In their downtime, the family enjoys boating, skiing and traveling.

Jan Laux of Pittsfield, who is on the SAD 53 Board of Directors, was chosen as interim superintendent last June, and served as such in July and August. Philip P. Richardson has been the interim superintendent since September 2012.