MAINE RSU 21 (Arundel, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport) seeks an engaging and dynamic

leader to serve as the interim superintendent during its period of leadership transition in


Mission, Vision, and Community Priorities

The reputation of RSU 21 as one of the top school districts in Maine, and the nation, is the

result of decades of commitment and engagement by all members of our school community.

Vision Statement

We support all students as they prepare themselves to thrive as global citizens in a rapidly

changing world. We develop our students’ knowledge, critical thinking, and

problem-solving skills, and nurture their curiosity, creativity, and resilience, empowering

every child to reach his or her fullest intellectual, social, and creative potential.

Mission Statement

Developing Productive Global Citizens By Building Knowledge and Character

Community Priority

The objective of RSU 21 is to be a welcoming and inclusive community that supports the

safety and well-being of all of our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to

implementing programs and practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

District Profile

Maine Regional School Unit 21 serves the towns of Arundel, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport,

three socially and economically diverse towns with a total population of 18,294 and an area of

117 square miles. Located on the southern coast of Maine in York County, RSU 21 is 27 miles

south of Portland and 84 miles north of Boston. The regional school unit formed in 2009 and is

governed by a twelve-member RSU 21 Board of School Directors, elected by the citizens of

Arundel (3 members), Kennebunk (6 members), and Kennebunkport (3 members).

The district has approximately 2500 students and 540 employees. The 2019-20 operating

budget of $50 million is comprised of $43.7 million from locally raised funds and $6.3 million

from state aid, federal allocations, and other funds. RSU 21 operates six schools. Locally funded

renovations to Mildred L. Day School, Kennebunkport Consolidated School, and Kennebunk

High School were completed in 2019. Sea Road School was built in 1990, The Middle School of

the Kennebunks was built in 2000, and Kennebunk Elementary School was completed in 2003. A

comprehensive facilities maintenance plan is under development to ensure ongoing and long

term high quality maintenance of all district buildings and grounds.

Our communities are strongly committed to scholastic, artistic, and athletic excellence and

participation in extracurricular activities and sports is high at all levels . In 2018-19, the district

developed and implemented a voluntary universal public pre-K program, offering 8 new

classrooms for four-year-olds. District-wide curriculum offerings include strong programs in

STEM, music, visual and performing arts, and Spanish. The four elementary schools rank in the

top 5% of Maine elementary schools. The Middle School of the Kennebunks is Maine’s only

authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school. Kennebunk High

School offers a rigorous and varied academic program and is proud to offer a variety of

programs to meet the many interests and needs of students. These include Career & Technical

Education, Apprenticeships, AP and Honors courses, a STEM Scholar Program, early college

courses and the IB Diploma Programme. Kennebunk High School is accredited by the New

England Association of Schools and Colleges and the State of Maine, and it is an authorized

International Baccalaureate school. Teachers and staff are highly skilled and committed to

ensuring the unique learning and development needs of each student are met.

The district and the communities are deeply committed to ensuring that the culture of all our

schools- from the classroom and hallways to our policies and practices - are inclusive and

affirming. To align with our Mission, the district seeks to create and perpetuate a safe and

supportive environment where all students and staff are encouraged to be and become their

best selves. To this end, the Board has initiated work with the Mid Atlantic Equity Consortium

(MAEC) and the Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants (MICC) that will continue into

the 2019-20 school year. Through professional development, staff have begun taking and

discussing the Intercultural Development Inventory© (IDI) and students have planned and

participated in several meetings and discussions. The district recently hosted two days of

well-attended School-Community Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together

(School-SPIRIT) meetings sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations


Responsibilities of the Interim Superintendent

While maintaining the district’s high standards of academic excellence, there are a number of

ongoing initiatives that will require high level leadership skills, along with expertise in

community building, collaboration, delegation, and facilitation:

● Relationships with, among, and between the Board and the Community;

● Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitment;

● School Start Time work;

● Elementary Enrollment Task Force project;

● Impact of Homework concerns;

● Communication Plan, including crisis communications;

● District wide- curriculum reviews;

● Facilities Maintenance Plans and Capital Maintenance Plans;

● Along with all the other superintendent responsibilities mandated by the State.

Timing of Appointment: Initial consideration of applicants is scheduled to begin on July 19,

2019, with an application closing date of August 2, 2019 . The final selection and appointment

is scheduled for no later than August 31, 2019.


Interested candidates should submit the following:

● Letter of interest;

● Current resume/CV;

● Three current written recommendations;

● Completed and signed RSU 21 application, including written responses to three


● Copy of Maine State Superintendent certification (010) or evidence that you are

eligible for certification as a superintendent in Maine and will submit an

application to the Maine Department of Education.


Complete application packages may be submitted via email (preferred) or hard copy.

Email: Sherry Allen .

Hard copy:

RSU 21 HR Interim Superintendent Search

177 Alewive Rd.

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Phone 207-985-1100


Immediate opening

Full time/year round



(Full-Time/Year Round)

RSU21 seeks an experienced mechanic to maintain and repair all district owned vehicles, including grounds and snow removal equipment, to assure maximum safety and efficiency of vehicle operation.


A minimum of two years as an automotive or truck mechanic preferred

Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with school bus and passenger endorsements or ability to obtain endorsements within 90 days of hire date.

State of Maine Inspection License for school buses or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire.

State of Maine Inspection License for regular vehicles or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire.

Valid DOE fingerprinting certification.


Performing preventative maintenance and emergency service for all vehicles.

Maintaining/repairing bus engines, transmissions, brake systems etc.

Performing state inspections for both district vehicles and buses.  

Maintaining inventory of parts necessary for effective turnaround time on repairs.

Maintaining an organized work area for safe operation of the garage.

Processing work orders and maintaining detailed records of repairs.

Plowing as needed during the winter months.

Driving bus as a substitute driver as determined by Transportation Supervisor.

Performing other related duties as assigned by the Transportation Director or appropriate administrator.


52 weeks per year. 40 hours per week. Earned paid vacation. Full Benefits/Competitive Wage and benefits package.


Full time School Bus Drivers

$1,500 Sign-on Bonus

The RSU 21 Board has authorized a one time sign on bonus of $1500 to new Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) drivers to be applied uniformly to a specified class of drivers administered through the RSU 21 Business Office until suitable candidates are found.

1.      Newly hired drivers who hold a CDL with school bus endorsements will be awarded $500 following 90 days of employment. The remaining $1,000 will be awarded to the driver following their one year anniversary date of hire and active service as a utility driver. Total sign-on bonus to be $1,500.

2.        Newly hired drivers who do not currently hold a CDL with school bus endorsements will be awarded $500 with proof of required CDL endorsements following 90 days employment or at which time they receive their CDL to drive a bus following 90 days of employment. The remaining $1,000 will be awarded to the driver following their one year anniversary date of hire and active service as a utility driver. Total sign-on bonus to be $1,500.

 A class B license with S & P endorsements, Fingerprinting (CHRC), drug testing, DOT physical and a good driving record are required. Excellent benefits including health, dental, life insurance and paid holidays. Lots of field trips, sports trips and summer work available for extra hours. Pay according to driving experience. Training available.

2019-2020 VACANCIES

Ed Tech II Special Education

(Kennebunk High School)

Experience working with secondary students on the autism

spectrum required.


Ed Tech II - Special Education 

(Kennebunkport Consolidated School)

Experience working with children on the autism spectrum required


Ed Tech II - Special Education 

(Middle School of the Kennebunks)

Available 10-1-2019

Background in middle school curriculum and experience working with students at the middle school level.

Special Education Ed Tech II

(Kennebunk Elementary School)

Experience working with children with moderate to significant disabilities

Ed Tech II - Special Education 

(Kennebunk High School) 

Background in high school curriculum and experience working at the high

school level

KHS Transition Technician/Job Coach

Special Education

Ed Tech III

(Beginning 2019-2020 School Year)

Kennebunk High School is seeking an individual who has experience working with special needs students grades 9-12 and/or human resource experience with providing support and training for new hires in entry-level positions. Job coach credentials are required. This person will work with the KHS Transition Specialist/Job Developer. Prior knowledge of vocational programming/training and community workforce resources is a plus. Duties include providing assistance with student school-to-work transition planning: career exploration, workplace readiness, job skill development with entry level positions, and on-site job coaching. This position requires flexibility working with students both on-campus and in the workplace.


State of Maine Certification (093)

Successful candidate will be a licensed professional with experience completing psycho-educational evaluations at the elementary level


 Specialized Substitutes

(on call basis)

Proper licensure required

Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists

 .4 Speech Pathologist

Licensed and Maine Certified

Experience providing speech therapy to school age children required

Prior experience working with students with developmental disabilities preferred

Substitute School Nurses

Nurse On-call Substitutes Needed


Food Service Substitutes - ON AN ON CALL BASIS


Fall and Spring WEIGHT ROOM Supervisor

5 days a week 1-2 hours per day for 10 weeks in the weight room and additional time for research and Development.

**The person applying cannot be an in-season coach.

This person will be responsible for researching and developing plans for different athletes in different sports and genders. 

This person will design and review weight room programs individually with students and continuously make adjustments to individual programs.

This person will set goals for each student and track progress.


High School Assistant Track Coach (long jump, triple jump & pole vault)

7th Grade Girls Soccer Coach

7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

DATE:    August 23, 2019

DEADLINE:     Applications accepted until positions are filled unless otherwise noted.


If you wish to apply for any of the following positions, please download and complete the appropriate application and provide your certification and/or fingerprint approval.  If you do not hold a fingerprint approval or need to renew, please follow the instructions at the following site:

Submit printed application to:
Kathryn M. Hawes, Ph.D, Superintendent of Schools
RSU#21 177 Alewive Road
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Phone: 207-985-1100 FAX: 207-985-1104
Contact: Sherry Allen