Mrs. Kukenberger was chosen through a rigorous search process from a highly qualified field of applicants. She currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for the Haverhill, MA school district.
Julie Kukenberger served as a classroom teacher, principal, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction before assuming her current position. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Rider University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Rowan University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Boston College and expects to complete her degree in 2018.
Donna Beeley, Chair of the Board of Education says that the board was unanimous in its decision. “Julie Kukenberger has excellent credentials and experience. She has been a teacher, Principal, Curriculum Director and Assistant Superintendent. She is an excellent choice to continue the amazing growth that has occurred under Dr. Entwistle. I am very pleased that the Board will enter into negotiating a contract with Julie Kukenberger for the position of Scarborough’s next Superintendent of Schools. She will be an excellent addition to our school district and our community.”
Kukenberger says that she is eager to begin working for the district and was impressed both by the district’s past successes and the community’s dedication to education. “I am energized by the passion and dedication of the school board and educators in Scarborough. Teachers and leaders have shared with me areas where we will need to focus in order to ensure that we continue to provide all students in Scarborough with the type of education that results in choice and opportunity. I am excited to become a member of the Scarborough leadership team and look forward to serving the students and the community.”
Jo Anne Sizemore, Assistant Superintendent of Scarborough Schools, cited Kukenberger’s instructional expertise and managerial style as two of the superintendent’s greatest strengths. “Julie Kukenberger is collaborative, and will bring new ideas to continue the work we’re engaged in. I look forward to working with her and welcoming her to Scarborough.”
The next step in the process will be for the Board to negotiate a contract with Mrs. Kukenberger. The Board of Education is very happy to welcome Mrs. Kukenberger to Scarborough, and would like to thank the community members who contributed to the search through surveys, focus groups, and service on the selection committee.