Richmond hires Martha Witham
Embattled Bath school official replaces GallaudetRICHMOND - The Richmond School Committee
chose Martha Witham
as the new superintendent on Wednesday night.She
will replace outgoing Richmond Superintendent Denison Gallaudet, who resigned the three-fifths time position in late April, citing a desire to return to the business world.Witham is currently the superintendent of schools for the Bath School Department.The Bath Board of Education
had been scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today to discuss her
contract with that school system.With the news that Richmond has offered her
its position, it is expected that Witham
will discuss with the Bath school board a time frame for leaving Bath to assume her
new job. The Bath board
will meet at the Huse Kindergarten Center
at 39 Andrews Road.Witham
was one of two finalists for the part-time Richmond job.
Gallaudet had a similar salary range, but Adams added that Witham
has more administrative experience than Gallaudet.
Quimby was one of two dissenting votes in a July 20 Board of Education decision to offer Witham
a raise from $86,500 to $90,645.
...Witham was in a meeting and unavailable for comment this morning, according to a spokeswoman for her office.