2016-01-15 / Community

Cape superintendent resigns

By Wm. Duke Harrington
Staff Writer

CAPE ELIZABETH — School Superintendent Meredith Nadeau will leave her job June 30 to take the reins of a school district in Newmarket, New Hampshire.

The school board accepted her resignation at its Jan. 12 meeting.

"Certainly the board knows this has been a bittersweet decision for me," Nadeau said. "The district in New Hampshire happens to be the district where my grandmother and great-grandmother graduated from high school, which is a unique opportunity for me.”

Nadeau took Cape’s top school job in July 2011, arriving from another school district in Durham, New Hampshire.

Nadeau was credited during her fiveyear tenure for overseeing development of a new mission and values statement for Cape schools and the drafting of a new strategic plan. All-day kindergarten, foreign language classes in grade one, the implementation of a “project-based learning model,” and long-term plan for capital improvements also arrived on her watch.

School board Chairman Elizabeth Scifres said the board was expected to meet late this week to establish a plan for the selection of a new superintendent. The goal is to have a replacement in place before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.

"Community participation and input is a key component to finding the right fit for Cape's new school leader," Scifres said. "The great news is we have extensive survey data, from teachers, administrators, students, and parents from the past year that will be critical to shaping our search.”

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