July 19, 2013

Bonny Eagle hires principal from Gray-New Gloucester

Paul Penna will take the helm at Bonny Eagle High School, replacing Beth Schultz, whose contract wasn't renewed.

By Leslie Bridgers lbridgers@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

The principal of Gray-New Gloucester High School for the past 10 years is moving over to Bonny Eagle.

Paul Penna will replace Beth Schultz as the Bonny Eagle High School principal.

The School Administrative District 6 Board of Directors voted Monday to hire Penna at a salary of $96,578.

The board voted in February not to renew Schultz's contract at the recommendation of Superintendent Frank Sherburne, who said she lacked leadership skills.

Around the same time, principals at Scarborough, South Portland and Biddeford high schools resigned, leaving four large districts within a small geographic area looking for new leaders. All have hired replacements.

Penna, who has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern Maine, worked as a police officer in South Portland, a guidance counselor at Oxford Hills Junior High School and Portland High School and an assistant principal at Portland High School before becoming principal at Gray-New Gloucester in 2003.


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