News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, April 26, 2018
Former Adams School principal takes helm at BHHS

Moving back ‘home’

Katie Frothingham and her husband Cameron, along with their two sons Merrin and Grayson, are moving back to the Blue Hill Peninsula. Frothingham will assume the role of principal at Blue Hill Harbor School in the fall.

Photo courtesy of Katie Frothingham

by Monique Labbe

After just one year away from the Blue Hill Peninsula, former Adams School principal Katie Frothingham is returning, this time as the principal of the Blue Hill Harbor School.

Frothingham will replace current principal Joshua Jones.

Frothingham left the Adams School last year to take the principal position at Mountain River School in Vermont, and she said while it was nice to reconnect with people in her home state, the ocean and El El Frijoles continued to call them back to the area.

“The Peninsula is our home, and the year away provided the perspective and clarity you are afforded when you leave a place you love,” said Frothingham. “We also miss our rock star hairdresser at Salon Verde, and El El Frijoles. They are two of the many irreplaceable qualities of the Peninsula we have missed.”

Frothingham’s contract at Blue Hill Harbor School begins in July, and she and husband Cameron just spent a weekend in the area on a house hunting mission.

BHHS is a special opportunity for high school students in the community because of the differentiated and personalized project-based learning pathways offered,” said Frothingham. “I am looking forward to connecting with former and new students and their families, being a part of a small school environment, teaching and supporting students throughout their high school experience, and assisting in furthering the school’s mission, vision, and philosophy.”

Aside from the job, Frothingham said that what made the decision for her and her husband was to reconnect with friends and the community.

“The Peninsula is a special place to raise a family and be an educator,” she said.