District Appoints Three Administrators
Cynthia Remick, who served as assistant principal of Hall Elementary School in Portland for the past year, has been appointed principal. Her appointment was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Portland Board of Public Education.
The board also unanimously approved hiring Glenda Klein as the Portland Public Schools’ human resources director and Sharon Pray as the district’s special education coordinator.
Remick previously worked for the Westbrook School District as No Child Left Behind director, curriculum facilitator and a math consultant. She also has 13 years of classroom teaching experience.
She earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Maine, a master’s in literacy from the University of Southern Maine (USM) and a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from USM.
Klein comes to the Portland Public Schools with human resource experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
For the past four years, she has been human resources manager for Deutz Corporation in Norcross, Georgia. She previously worked as human resources director for the city of St. Joseph, Missouri and Saint Francis Academy, Inc. and as personnel director for Unified School District 402 in Augusta, Kansas.
Klein earned a bachelor’s in human resource management and a master’s in human resource development from Friends University.
Pray has worked as director of special services in the Rochester, New Hampshire School Department for 14 years. Previously, she served as the state of Maine’s program coordinator for detained youth, as special education director for MSAD 55 in Hiram and as a behavioral specialist for the Wells School Department.
She also has worked as a teacher, associate teacher and speech therapist for a variety of agencies, including Sweetser, York County Special Education Compact, the Regional Alternative Program run by the Windham School Department, MSAD 44 in Oxford County and at the former Pineland Hospital and Training Center. She earned a master’s in education from the University of Southern Maine.