September 2, 2015
Dear Consolidated School Staff, Families and Community Members:
I am writing to inform you that Dave Crandall has accepted a position in another school district. He will be with
us for the staff professional development day on September 3rd but will not begin the year with students on
September 8th. Dave has been Principal of Consolidated School for five years and has chosen to embark on a
new journey, leading a school in northern Maine. We wish him all the best.
Given the timing of this news, I have appointed Wayne Dorr as Interim Principal while we conduct a full search
for the next leader of Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Spanning a long career in education in Maine, Mr.
Dorr has been a Principal at all levels, a Director of Special Education, Assistant Superintendent, and
Superintendent. Many of you will remember him from the 2009-2010 school year when he served as Interim
Assistant Superintendent in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport (MSAD 71).
On September 8th, Mr. Dorr will host a light breakfast for staff beginning at 7:30 a.m. Parents are invited to meet
Mr. Dorr during the grade level orientation meetings as follows:
September 8th Grade 4 – 5:00 p.m.
September 9th Grade 3 – 5:00 p.m.
September 10th Grade 5 – 5:00 p.m.
Community members are invited to contact the school at 967-5998 to schedule a time to introduce themselves.
As noted above, we are beginning a full search for the next Principal of Kennebunkport Consolidated School.
Thank you, in advance, for your patience and support through this transition.
Kathryn Hawes, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
The mission of Kennebunkport Consolidated School is to provide a quality, caring and supportive educational community in which our students reach their full potential as independent, responsible learners and citizens.
Our expectations are that each of our students will become: a clear and effective communicator, a self-directed and life-long learner, a creative and practical problem solver, a responsible and involved citizen, a collaborative and quality worker and, an integrative and informed thinker.