Lewiston Middle School getting new assistant principal

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LEWISTON — Pamela Butler will become an assistant principal at Lewiston Middle School in January, replacing Scott Walker, who is retiring.

Butler’s nomination was unanimously approved by the School Committee on Dec. 15.

Butler, 47, of Auburn, is a special education supervisor for the middle school. She started her career in education in 1990, and has worked for Lewiston schools since 1993. During that time she’s served as special education coordinator for the district.

Butler said she’s eager to start her new role. “This is a branch out for me. I’ve been in special education for quite a while. I’m hoping to take my knowledge about special education and incorporate that into the regular education.”

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She wants to help students who don’t qualify for special education help, “but still struggle in the regular education curriculum.”

Butler also wants to work with the school’s multicultural population “and enhance that work, continue to foster that for our students.”

Citywide, 75 percent of Lewiston students speak English as their first language, 21 percent Somali and the remaining a mix of languages.

Middle school Principal Shawn Chabot told the School Committee he’s worked with Butler for years. “She does an excellent job. We’re thrilled, excited and privileged to have her working with us.”

Walker has been an assistant principal at the middle school for 14 years. He will be missed, Chabot said.

“Scott’s worked extremely hard to build the positive atmosphere that the middle school has. He works well with kids. He’s done a fabulous job. We wish him the best.”

The other middle school assistant principal is Jake Langlais.

 

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