From the Superintendent

Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members,

At the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, May 11, I was given the honor of being named as the Superintendent of Schools for RSU 9. Over the last two decades I have watched from afar the work, care, concern, and pride that has been exhibited by the students, staff, parents, and communities of Mt. Blue Regional School District and I look forward to becoming part of our future success! I am happy to say that I officially started my work as your superintendent on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

It has been a privilege to have worked in public schools since 1983. I first started as a substitute teacher and coach, then becoming an elementary classroom teacher. Starting in 1995, I earned my first principalship and for the last five years I was privileged to be the Superintendent of Schools for School Union 76 in Hancock County. In these roles, I have learned much from working with and for our students, staff, parents, and the communities I have been fortunate to become a part of. I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise in instruction, planning, problem solving, and improved student and staff success to RSU 9. I am also looking forward to getting to know the many fine people and staff throughout our schools and the towns of Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Weld and Wilton. 

I feel strongly that there is no greater calling than to serve our students, parents, and communities through public education. I believe public schools are the backbone of our nation, state, community, democracy, and economy, and have found that they work best through the combined efforts of many working together, pulling in the same direction. I look forward to working with all of you in the weeks, months, and years ahead as we strive to make RSU 9 the best Learning Organization and school system that we can be!

Very truly yours,

Christian M. Elkington
Superintendent of Schools
RSU 9 – Mt. Blue Regional School District