Monomoy Regional School District announced this week that they are getting closer to hiring a principal for Chatham Elementary School. A hiring committee has chosen two finalists out of a pool of 21 applicants.
Of those 21 applicants, six were interviewed by the committee which is comprised of administrators, Chatham Elementary School teachers, parents and students, according to a Monomoy release.
The two finalists are Adam O'Shea and Robin Millen. O'Shea, who is currently the interim principal at Chatham Elementary, has taught 3rd and 4th grade and worked as an administrator. Before taking over the interim principal spot, O'Shea was the Monomoy Regional School District supervisor of elementary curriculum and instruction. He has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in elementary education from the State University of New York and an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from LeMoyne College.
Robin Millen is the assistant principal of Harwich Elementary School. Millen taught elementary school for 13 years in Connecticut before becoming an administrator. She has a Masters of Education from the University of New Haven and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales. Millen is currently a doctoral candidate at Johnson and Wales.
Visiting days are scheduled for both candidates at Chatham Elementary, O'Shea on Thursday, January 29* and Millen on Monday, February 2. A public forum is set on each day from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff, student and parent written feedback will be solicited at the end of each forum.
The final hiring decision will be made by Monomoy Regional School District Superintendent Scott Carpenter.
*Date to be rescheduled as school is closed on Thursday due to the blizzard.