The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has appointed a new leader for Maine’s 11 Catholic schools, including All Saints School in Bangor.
Marianne Pelletier, currently the principal of St. Dominic Academy’s Lewiston campus, will replace Jim King as superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools, the diocese said Tuesday. King has been superintendent since July 2015.
As superintendent, Pelletier will work primarily out of St. Dominic Academy’s location in Auburn, overseeing schools in Biddeford and Sanford, the Portland area, Lewiston-Auburn, the Augusta and Waterville areas, and Bangor, where All Saints School has two campuses — one on Ohio Street for students in prekindergarten through grade 4, and the other on State Street for students in grades 5-8.
Pelletier worked as a principal in public school districts in Connecticut and Idaho before moving to Maine to join St. Dominic Academy. She also has experience working as a special education teacher and a teacher for the blind in West Virginia. She also served as the director of a residential treatment center for individuals with special needs in Connecticut.
More than 2,500 students attend Catholic schools in Maine, according to the diocese.