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Meet new RSU 10 Supt. Craig King
Supt. Craig King met with building principals and they came up with this list of goals.
The new school year includes a change at the top, where Supt. Craig King began duties on Aug. 1.
Wednesday, August 28 will be the first day of school for grades K-6 and 9 at Dirigo, Mtn. Valley and Region 9 schools, and grades K-7 and 9 for Nezinscot and Region 11 schools.
King, 48, said he is looking forward to visiting the schools on opening day. He noted that he'll be observing the atmosphere that each school offers its students.
This will be King's first superintendency. He served as Mt. Ararat High School principal for the past nine years.
King said he has always served in rural areas, such as Washington County, and wanted to continue in a similar environment. He is familiar with Western Maine through skiing at Sunday River in Newry and camping in Farmington, among other activities.
The Fort Kent native’s wide-reaching teaching and administrative experience had included working as a history and social studies teacher at a Jackson, MS, high school with 1,200 students and as an assistant principal at a 700-student junior-senior high school in Prentiss, MS. He also taught at the International School of Brazzaville in Zaire, which is now the Republic of Congo, in 1992-93 after a stint in the Peace Corps in Zaire, where he taught health, nutrition and agricultural practices in public schools. King received his doctorate in education leadership in 1998 from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his superintendent’s license from the University of Maine.