INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT OF RSU 21
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.
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.
Developing Productive Global Citizens By Building Knowledge and Character
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.
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.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Complete application packages may be submitted via email (preferred) or hard copy.
Email: Sherry Allen firstname.lastname@example.org .
RSU 21 HR Interim Superintendent Search
177 Alewive Rd.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
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.
QUALIFICATIONS: INCLUDING EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
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.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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.
Ed Tech II Special Education
(Kennebunk High School)
Experience working with secondary students on the autism
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)
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
KHS Transition Technician/Job Coach
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.
.4 CONTRACTED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES PROVIDER
State of Maine Certification (093)
Successful candidate will be a licensed professional with experience completing psycho-educational evaluations at the elementary level
(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