February 28, 2013

Biddeford High School principal resigns

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford High School Principal Britt Wolfe has resigned, but will remain in his position until the end of the school year.

Wolfe, who has been principal for six years, resigned last week for personal reasons, said Superintendent Jeremy Ray. Ray notified the school committee of the resignation this week.

Wolfe is the third high school principal in southern Maine to resign in the past month. South Portland High School Principal James Holland resigned earlier this month, but will stay at work through the end of the school year.

Scarborough High School Principal Dean Auriemma resigned in early February, but will work within the district in a different capacity until June. A four-member leadership team has taken over the day-to-day management of the school.

During his time in Biddeford, Wolfe oversaw a $34 million building renovation and led the school through the reaccreditation process. The school had been in danger of losing its accreditation because of the condition of the building.

Wolfe was out of the office Thursday afternoon and could not immediately be reached for comment.

“(Wolfe) has done a fabulous job,” Ray said. “It will be tough to replace him.”

Ray said he expects the search for a new principal to begin soon, with the aim of naming a final candidate for the position by April or May.

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