Principal finalists being interviewed

AMHERST – Two finalists for Souhegan High School principal have been chosen.

Today, Sue M. Gee and Joseph P. Dillon will be interviewed throughout the day at the high school by groups of students, parents, faculty and administrators.

The two were among six candidates chosen for interviews from the original field of 26 applicants, SAU 39 Superintendent Mary Athey Jennings said Tuesday.

She said she expects Gee and Dillon will “both be swamped most of the day,” as four different committees – faculty, administration, student, and parent-resident – will be holding consecutive meetings with them.

Gee, of Rockport, Mass., currently serves as superintendent of the Quabbin Regional School District in Barre, Mass.

She also has served as superintendent of Gill-Montague Schools in Turners Falls, Mass., and has been a middle and high school principal in Gloucester, Mass. and Arlington, Vt., respectively.

Dillon, of Hollis, currently serves as principal at Melrose High School, Melrose, Mass., and previously was the principal of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School in Groton, Mass. He has been a teacher and coach at Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., as well.

After further interviews and possible site visits, Jennings said she hopes to make a nomination to the Souhegan Cooperative School District in the first week in June. The successful candidate will likely begin work July 1, Jennings said.

The position became available last month when the current high school Principal Scott Prescott announced his resignation from the district for personal reasons.

– Telegraph staff