Friday, June 26, 2009

New Superintendent Named
for Wells-Ogunquit C.S.D.

The Wells-Ogunquit C.S.D. School Committee has announced that Elaine Tomaszewski has been named the new Superintendent of Schools for the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District. The announcement of her appointment and her formal introduction was made at the School Committee meeting of June 17th by School Committee Chairman Michael McDonald.
Ms. Tomaszewski has over 30 years experience in public education including teaching, serving as director of special services and, most recently, Superintendent of Schools in Freeport.
Some descriptive comments about Elaine Tomaszewski by her peers are as follows:
“A true and forceful advocate for schools…extremely professional, reasonable and cooperative in our dealings.”
“Elaine has led by using her beliefs in collaboration and team building, her skills as an excellent communicator, her knowledge of good instruction leading to learning, and her personal qualities of honesty, compassion, caring and kindness.”
“She is intelligent, energetic, a good listener, able to deal with stress and possesses a highly refined sense of humor, including a healthy insightful section of the self-deprecating kind. All of these attitudes add up to a person who holds herself to high standards at all times and is able to encourage everyone she comes in contact with to reach excellence.”
Ms. Tomaszewski received a B.S. Degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Masters of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also received a M.S. Degree in Educational Administration and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine.
“I am very excited about working with such an established and highly skilled leader,” said Acting and Assistant Superintendent Ira Waltz. “Our District, and more importantly our students, will gain by her presence.
Ms. Tomaszewski will assume her new role in Wells as of July 1st.