The Timberlane Regional School Board is pleased to announce, after a thorough search process that included 20 candidates and three very strong finalists, the Board has named Dr. Brian Cochrane, current SAU55 Interim Superintendent, as the first Superintendent for SAU106. The assignment begins July 1, 2021.
As part of the search process, the Superintendent Search Committee met and identified three finalists based on their qualifications, experience, and the needs of the school district. The Committee then hosted a candidates’ forum that was available for the public to view on February 9th. The forum was followed by individual interviews with the School Board in a nonpublic session on February 10th.
Dr. Cochrane’s extensive work in competency-based curriculum, instruction and assessment; his track record in strategic planning and budget development; and his prior Superintendent experiences were areas of significant strengths that align well with the work ahead.
The Board would like to acknowledge and thank the Superintendent Search Committee for the level of work and commitment involved in the search process, as well as to extend their thanks and appreciation to the community members who provided feedback after watching the public forum.
We believe Dr. Cochrane is a good fit for the work ahead and we feel his expertise as a proven educational leader will serve the school district and its new SAU well over the next three years. – Dr. Kimberly Farah, Chair
As the Interim Superintendent for SAU55 and the newly selected Superintendent for SAU106, I look forward to continuing the great work that has already begun with the district’s talented staff of paraeducators, teachers, and building and district administrators. – Dr. Brian Cochrane