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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, April 17, 2014
Brooksville hires former Adams School principal Todd Nelson

Brooksville fills principal position

Todd Nelson will be the new teaching principal at Brooksville Elementary School in Maine beginning July 1, 2014.

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by Anne Berleant

School board members have unanimously approved hiring Todd Nelson as teaching principal for the elementary school. The two-year contract begins on July 1 and runs through June 30, 2016.

Superintendent Mark Hurvitt nominated Nelson after several interviews, he said after nominating Nelson for the position at the April 15 board meeting.

“He makes magic,” Hurvitt said. “I’m really happy about this.”

The salary for the position is $75,000 for the first year, with the second year’s compensation up for negotiation.

Nelson is currently head of school at The School at Rose, a kindergarten through sixth grade independent school located outside of Philadelphia. However, he is known within School Union 93 as the former principal of Adams School in Castine, a position he held for six years. He submitted his resignation to that post in 2010 at the end of his contract. He and his wife Leslie own a house in Penobscot.

The board also approved the 2014 eighth grade trip. Five students and two chaperones will leave on May 29 by rented vehicle, stopping at Six Flags Park in Springfield, Mass., before traveling the next day to Boston, where they will take in a Red Sox game and visit the New England Aquarium. Fundraising to finance the trip is complete.

In other business, Chairman Charles Tarr was re-elected as board chairman. Gail Ladd was also nominated but declined.

Finally, Hurvitt informed the board that the state subsidy for 2014-15 is estimated at $44,2985, nearly $20,000 higher than the projection used for the 2014-15 budget.