PARIS – Chris Record was the unanimous choice of the SAD 17 Board of Directors to serve as interim assistant principal at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

The board also approved Superintendent Mark Eastman’s recommendation to have the district’s longtime Title 1 coordinator, Rebecca Cummings, serve as part-time interim principal at the Mildred Fox Elementary School in Paris.

Both appointments are for one year.

Record’s experience in behavior management counseling made him “a nice fit” for the position, Eastman told the board. In a letter of recommendation, high school Principal Joe Moore said Record “has demonstrated solid leadership ability, sound judgment and a willingness to learn” in the two years he has served as a substitute assistant principal as needed.

Record, who was hired by the district four years ago as a social studies teacher, recently completed the required course work for certification as an assistant principal.

Record has served on the leadership team at the school, and has been a varsity soccer coach and peer leadership group adviser.

Before coming to SAD 17, he worked as a counselor and master counselor for a youth alternatives program in Henderson, N.C., and as a program director at a residential treatment program for young males in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston and the University of Massachusetts.

Eastman said Cummings will continue overseeing Title 1 on a part-time basis. He said she is “the most knowledgeable person in the district in literacy development, and has been involved with starting literacy collaboratives in three other schools.”

Cummings is a former principal at Waterford Elementary School, said Eastman, and “has the administrative and supervisory skills to do a wonderful job with this one-year assignment.”

Cummings has degrees from the University of Maine at Orono and Vermont College, and a certificate of advanced graduate study from the University of Maine at Orono.


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