RSU 3 announces new assistant superintendent

May 07, 2019
Courtesy of: RSU 3 Dawn Pray

Thorndike — Regional School Unit 3 Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Dawn Pray will be the district's new assistant superintendent and director of curriculum and instruction.

According to a press release issued May 7, Pray will replace Jean Skorapa, who is leaving the district to become superintendent of Regional School Unit 67.

Currently, Pray is superintendent of Regional School Unit 89 and the Burlington and Medway school departments. In addition, she is principal of Medway Middle School and assistant superintendent for the East Millinocket and Woodville school departments.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Maine Farmington, with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education biology, Pray earned a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Maine in 2011.

She began her career teaching middle school science at Sacopee Valley Middle School, and in 2008 moved to the Katahdin Region, teaching middle school science in RSU 89.

In 2011, she became principal of Medway Middle School, and in 2015 was named superintendent of the Medway School Department and assistant superintendent for both the East Millinocket and Woodville school departments, all of which were in addition to her responsibilities as middle school principal.

Pray became superintendent of the Burlington school department in 2017, and superintendent of RSU 89 in January 2018.

An eight-member committee of board members, teachers, and building and central office administrators interviewed several candidates for the RSU 3 position. The RSU 3 Board of Directors met Monday, May 6, to confirm her nomination.

Last month, on April 22, the board named Charles Brown as the new district superintendent, replacing Dr. Paul Austin.

Pray will officially join RSU 3 July 1.

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