Dr. Becky Foley Named Superintendent of RSU5

The Board of Directors of Regional School Unit No. 5 (Durham, Freeport, and Pownal) is pleased to announce its unanimous decision to elect Dr. Becky J. Foley to become the next Superintendent of Schools.

New RSU5 Superintendent Named

The Board of Directors of Regional School Unit No. 5 (Durham, Freeport, and Pownal) is pleased to announce its unanimous decision to elect Dr. Becky J. Foley to become the next Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Foley is currently the Chief Academic Officer for the Portland, Maine school system. Previously she served as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in MSAD 52 (Turner, Leeds, and Greene) for 4 years, and was Principal of the North Yarmouth Memorial School in MSAD 51 (Cumberland/North Yarmouth) for 10 years. She also has also served as Principal and Assistant Principal in Turner as well as classroom teacher for 7 years.

Dr. Foley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine – Farmington, a Master of Science Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Policy, from the University of Southern Maine.

The School Board received 19 applications, interviewed 4 candidates, and selected 2 finalists. After reviewing the information from 8 Focus Group meetings held with RSU5 stakeholders in 2015, and receiving input from administrators and teachers, the Board made the decision to elect Dr. Foley at its meeting on May 25, 2016.

Michelle Ritcheson, current Chair of the RSU5 Board of Directors, applauded the work of the Board and others, and thanked them for their service and input. Ms. Ritcheson further stated, “Becky Foley is an outstanding educator and experienced administrator. We are confident that her leadership will move RSU5 forward to even higher levels of achievement.”

Dr. Foley will take up her duties in RSU5 on July 1, 2016. She succeeds Edward McDonough.





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