It was led until last year by Judy Higbea, and since by Tom McKibben
, who has taught at the school for 13 years.
...McKibben serves as interim teaching principal for this year.
...When Maine Educational Assessment scores were released recently, Freeport's fourth-graders tested "pretty much in line with what the state average is, we do better than some and not so well as others," said Tom McKibben, interim teaching principal of the Harraseeket Program.
"I think in any institution, you're irresponsible if you don't from time to time examine how things are going," McKibben
...Nevertheless, something will have to change, because McKibben has a one-year contract as interim teaching principal of the Harraseeket Program, which will need a leader next fall.
Parents await the study recommendations, some with dread, and some with thoughts of what to do if the recommendation is to change the structure at their beloved elementary school.Bennell said she
has heard from friends who are sending their children to private schools after fifth grade.
is a gem of a school.We're really so lucky we have it.What a gift for our kids," she