WALES — The Regional School Unit 4 board Friday announced the hiring of Andrew Carlton as the next superintendent.

Carlton, the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, will take over July 1 from Jim Hodgkin, who this month said he was leaving his contract two years early.

“There is no question I am excited for this opportunity,” Carlton said in a news release. “I love these communities, the community members, the students, the staff, and the administrative team, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead RSU 4 for the foreseeable future.

“I know for certain that these communities value the education that their children receive and I want to make sure that we are constantly improving our practice so that we can provide the best possible education we can for our students,” he said. “I am also mindful that every dollar we spend is money directly out of the pockets of our hardworking taxpayers and we owe it to them to make sure we are maximizing that money.”

Carlton’s past experience includes three years as assistant principal at Oak Hill High School, one year as special education director in SAD 13 and several years as a special education teacher in SAD 49.

Carlton lives in Waterville. His new contract runs three years.  

School Board Chairman Josh Bisson said the district felt fortunate to promote from within and thanked Hodgkin for eight years of service.

Andrew Carlton