January 18, 2017
Dear Staff, Parents, Families, Students and Community Members,
The Search Committee completed the first round of interviews for the Richmond Elementary School Principal position. Benjamin White and Dennis Hill have been selected by the committee as final candidates for the position. Both candidates will be visiting Richmond Elementary School for a full day visit. During the school visit, the candidates will meet with parents and community members, spend time in classrooms, participate in an interview with the Superintendent, direct a meeting with RES staff and present to our current Administrators.
We encourage you to meet the finalists, ask them any questions you have and provide your input regarding the candidates. This feedback is a critical part of the decision making process.
The candidates will be available in the library at RES for a parent and community meet and greet during the following dates and times:
Benjamin White: Tuesday, January 24 from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Dennis Hill: Monday, January 30 from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Benjamin White began his career in 2009 as a teacher and since then has moved into administrative roles with experience in both the elementary and middle school levels. His leadership philosophy focuses on the whole student and preparing them for life in the 21st century. He is a firm believer that every student should reap the benefits of a positive learning environment. Benjamin values the importance of the school - community relationship and focuses on strengthening these ties.
Dennis Hill has been working as a school administrator in Vermont for the past 19 years and his experience spans through the elementary, middle and high school levels. His student centered leadership style puts students in the forefront of his decision making and he is committed to creating an atmosphere where learners feel safe and valued. Dennis believes in the power of collaborative leadership and its ability to build a strong school community.
You can review complete resumes by clicking below:
We would like to thank Theresa Layton for her great work this school year and look forward to her continued support in the interim role through June.
We're looking forward to seeing you on January 24th and 30th to meet the candidates and are excited for your input to help us find the right individual to fill this important role at Richmond Elementary School. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
John Alberghini and Rebecca Thibault
Superintendent and Director of Human Resources