2 recommended for Portland school positions

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PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday is expected to appoint two new school administrators.

Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. is recommending Ira Waltz as the new principal of Deering High School and Hiram Sibley to fill the assistant principal position at King Middle School.

Waltz in the 1990s was an assistant principal at Deering, a teaching principal at Peaks Island Elementary School and an interim principal at Reiche Community School. He has been assistant superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit schools since 2002 and was also an administrator in Scarborough.

He has a bachelor’s degree from University of Maine at Farmington, a Master of Science degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Education in educational administration and supervision from Plymouth State College, according to a statement from the Portland schools.

Waltz would replace Ken Kunin at Deering. Kunin, who has been principal at the high school since 2005, announced his resignation in February.

Sibley has worked at King for 14 years. He started as an education technician and is currently a teaching strategist.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Bates College, a master’s in public policy analysis from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine and a certificate of graduate studies in leadership from USM, according to the School Department.

The School Committee meets Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the East End Community School cafeteria.

The School Department has not announced who will replace Principal Marcia Gendron at Reiche. Gendron will become principal at the East End Community School beginning July 1, replacing Carol Dayn.

Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net