The Bakersfield Board of School Directors moved to hire Rhoda McLure as the interim principal of Bakersfield Elementary School.  McLure will be replacing current Principal Anissa Seguin who has served as the Bakersfield Elementary and Middle School principal for the past four years.  

McLure has been an educator and leader in the Orleans Southwest Supervisory for many years.  Her most recent work as a curriculum leader will serve her well in her new role in Bakersfield.

According to Lynn Cota, Superintendent of the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union the school board made the decision to go with an interim principal because of the timing- a full search will begin in January.

Cota touted McLure, “I am confident McLure’s leadership experience, beliefs, and commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students will serve the Bakersfield school community well.”

Vice Chair of the Bakersfield School Board, and Chair of the new Northern Mountain Valley Unified Union School District Board, Jean-Marie Clark, stated, “The board is excited to welcome Rhoda to the Bakersfield team. We believe that her experience in and out of the classroom make her a great fit for our school. We are grateful to the school faculty & staff, students and community that took the time to meet Rhoda and share their feedback with us.”