When reached yesterday, Sandra Capo, a parent who served on the selection committee, said she was excited that Gray has accepted the offer.
“I look forward to him joining our district,” she said.
Gray will receive a starting salary of $105,000. O’Mara’s salary was prorated to reflect his departure mid-way through the school year, but had he completed his term, he would have earned $100,370 with an added $5,000 stipend for technology development in the district. Gray’s contract does not include a separate stipend for this additional responsibility, Mulqueen said.
Pentucket Middle School Principal Debra Lay is serving as interim principal at the West Newbury elementary school until the end of the school year. Pentucket High School Principal Jonathan Seymour is covering Lay’s responsibilities at the middle school while she is filling in at Page. Lay has announced her plans to leave the district in June.
Mulqueen is considering making Seymour’s temporary post as the district’s combined middle/high school principal position permanent in the upcoming school year. Parents and teachers are encouraged to contact Mulqueen or members of the Pentucket School Committee with any feedback or concerns about this possibility.