ANeSU begins search for school leaders

BRISTOL — The search for a new superintendent is under way in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.
Former Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca began his tenure as interim ANeSU on Nov. 30 and will serve through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
The newly formed search committee met for the first time last week. The group began its work by laying out a tentative schedule that includes a number of weekly meetings over the next two months. It aims to select candidates as school contracts begin to come up for renewal in March. The position has been posted on SchoolSpring, an education job website.
The committee has also brought in consultant Robert Stevens to assist with the search. Stevens — a former teacher, principal and president of the Vermont Principals’ Association — is well known throughout the state as a go-to person in superintendent searches.
Serving on that committee are ANeSU board members Nancy Cornell and Sarah Rougier; administrators Susan Bruhl, Ellen Repstad and Tory Riley; faculty members Scott Beckwith, Mikaela Frank, Gabe Hamilton, Sharon Primo and Sarah Scrodin; community members Kevin LaRose, Amy Moody and Su White; and MAUHS student Elizabeth Siminitus.
The search for a new Mount Abraham Middle/High School Union Principal is also underway.
Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli reported that committee members have been selected and the committee will be having its first planning meeting this week.
Serving on the committee will be Robinson Elementary Principal Edorah Frazer; Mount Abe faculty members Deb Van Schaack, Addie Thompson and Samantha Kayhart; Mount Abe nurse Wanda Bouvier; Mount Abe Facilities Manager Mike Kenyon; ANeSU Facilities Director Alden Harwood; school board members Dawn Griswold and Jodi Bachand; community members Tim Brokaw and George Crowd; and students Will Martin, Katherine Moody, and Victor Hinosoja.
Carol Fenimore is serving as interim principal for the 2015-2016 school year.

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