1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
P.O. Box 60, Mt. Desert, Maine 04660
Phone: (207) 288-5049 | Fax: (207) 288-5071

Superintendent Search Update

May 19, 2016   Superintendent search update

The AOS Board invited two candidates for interviews this week.  Charlie Wray, AOS Board Chairman, extended an invitation to one candidate to visit our school district on Thursday, May 26. This is the schedule for that day. 

After the school district visit, the AOS Board welcomes your feedback regarding this candidate. Please provide brief comments by submitting this feedback form before 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, or by submitting your comments in writing to the superintendent’s office.

The AOS Board will meet Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library to consider next steps.

May 12, 2016   

The AOS 91 search committee has evaluated 18 applicants. An initial round of interviews has been completed.

Monday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 18 the MDIRSS-AOS 91 Board will meet in executive session (non-public) to interview candidates for superintendent.  

After these meetings, if candidates are selected to proceed in the search process, the candidate(s) will be invited to visit our school district in the next few weeks.  

These school district visits will include time at some of our schools and the central office.  There will also be time for administrators, teachers and support staff to meet with the candidate(s).   The day will end with a public reception to offer community members a chance to speak with the candidate(s).


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MDIRSS Transition to Standards-Based Education


Our mission is to provide leadership and support to the schools of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System – AOS #91 so that faculty and staff commit to preparing students to become:

Clear and Effective Communicators who construct and convey meaning for a variety of purposes and through a variety of modes.

Self-Directed Learners who understand the importance of embracing and nurturing continuous intellectual growth and curiosity.

Creative and Practical Problem Solvers who are skilled at gathering information, analyzing and evaluating data, applying knowledge and assessing evidence in order to persist in problem solving, create solutions and/or deepen understanding.

Responsible and Involved Citizens who acknowledge, and respond actively and constructively to the diversity, complexity and dynamic nature of our community and our world.

Integrative and Informed Thinkers who are skilled at using complex reasoning, making important connections and formulating and answering thoughtful questions.

First Reading: 06/24/02
Adopted: 06/24/02
Revised: 06/22/15


All MDIRSS students will have the opportunity to receive high-quality instruction and to pursue a personally challenging and rigorous K-12 educational program. Each student will build a solid base of knowledge and skills and will have many opportunities to explore interests, deepen understanding and develop talents.

In MDIRSS, administrators, teachers, and the community work as partners to enhance and enrich the  educational experience of the students. Study is both independent and collaborative; students and teachers  work together to expand knowledge and to develop critical and creative thinking skills. Assessment of learning and teaching is ongoing, varied and an integral part of the educational process.

The natural environment and community resources unique to our school district provide opportunities for important learning outside of the classroom.  Members of the school and extended community maintain high expectations for all students and teachers, and strive to demonstrate respect, reflecting together and sharing responsibility for the education of each student.

Legal References:   20-A M.R.S.A. §§ 1001 et seq. 4511.3, A. and Chapter 127 (Maine Department of Education Rules)


Adopted: 12/06/95

Revised:  06/22/15