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Windsor Southeast superintendent exits district for job closer to home

  • David Baker

Published: 5/11/2022 11:31:04 PM
Modified: 5/11/2022 11:31:04 PM

WINDSOR — The superintendent of the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union has accepted a job leading the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, based in Hardwick, Vt.

David Baker, who has led the Windsor-area supervisory union since 2012, accepted the post with OSSU last month, according to a post on the OSSU website. He is slated to begin the job on July 1.

Baker, a Danville, Vt. resident, previously served as superintendent of St. Johnsbury, Vt. schools. He also has been a principal and director of curriculum. He holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Vermont, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rhode Island College.

In an email Wednesday, Baker said there’s “never a good time to leave.”

“I’ve loved working in this supervisory union,” he said. “Great boards, great staff, great kids, and great communities. I’ll miss it.”

But, he said, he couldn’t pass up the chance to work at a job that’s less than 15 minutes from his house.

“I’ve been here 10 years and the commute was so hard,” he said. “I’ll miss it and try to bring what I have learned to Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union.”

WSSU School Board Chairwoman Amy McMullen said the board is interviewing internal candidates to serve a year as interim superintendent. During that year, the board plans to conduct a search for the permanent position.

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