Superintendent Search Committee

The Wells-Ogunquit School Committee invites members of the Wells and Ogunquit school and town communities to participate as a member of the Search Committee for the Superintendent of Schools.  The Search Committee will be made up of eleven members and will be responsible for screening potential candidates and making initial recommendations to the full School Committee of its consideration.   It is our hope that the Search Committee will reflect all interests, including parents, students, staff members and members of the public.  If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please submit your name and address (or school of employment), as well as phone and email contact information to: Helena Ackerson, School Committee Chair,

Please express your interest in serving on the search committee by 5:00pm on June 30th, 2015. Individuals are also asked to outline what they may bring to the committee in terms of involvement, skills, and/or interest in the schools.  The commitment to serve on the Search Committee will include several meetings over a period of approximately 3-4 weeks.  

Search Committee Members’ Responsibilities

  • Commit to participate in the process during the period of July 6th – July 31st, including attending all meetings and interviews.  Interviews may be consolidated into several consecutive meetings, and such meetings may need to be held at night.  
  • Review and screen applications using agreed‐upon screening criteria   
  • Select individuals to interview and conduct initial interviews 
  • A commitment to treat all materials and information gained through the hiring process regarding any applicant as strictly confidential and an agreement not to disclose or discuss such information outside the work of the Committee.  Any breach of this confidentiality would be both a violation of the expectations of the Search Committee and a violation of the law.

Search Committee members generally do not make a hiring decision, negotiate salary or employment terms, or conduct detailed background investigations.  The Search Committee’s participation usually ends with the identification of finalists. 

Additional opportunities for input on the search for a superintendent is available through our online survey that will close on June 30th.  

Please refer to the district website, or contact Helena Ackerson at if you have any questions.