FAIRFIELD — Good Will-Hinckley will promote its executive director in charge of internal operations to president this summer after the current president retires.

In a news release issued Wednesday, the nonprofit corporation Good Will-Hinckley announced that Rob Moody will replace Ken Coville as the president and executive director once Coville retires on June 30. Coville was elected by the Good Will-Hinckley board of directors as president and director of development in the fall of 2016.

“Good Will-Hinckley has a clear growth plan that calls for serving those students who need a nontraditional, hands-on education to achieve their full potential,” Moody said. “We have an exceptional senior leadership team, a terrific staff, expanding partnerships with many Maine organizations and tremendous momentum across campus. As a career Maine Educator, I am proud to have the opportunity to lead one of our state’s most historic education institutions.”

Moody has been a teacher, coach, principal and director of operations and education, having worked with young people for nearly 30 years. He was hired as the principal at Windsor Elementary School in 2004 after spending the previous 15 years at Good Will-Hinckley. He taught at a private school in Sabattus in the late 1980s.

As president and executive director at Good Will-Hinckley, Moody will focus on keeping the school on its growth plan, supporting the advancement of the organization and pressing forward with the capital needs of the organization to improve the facilities.

In the release, Heather Perry, Good Will-Hinckley’s board chairwoman, praised Moody for his professional track record and his passion for Good Will-Hinckley.

“Rob brings a set of skills to help us build on our current strengths and realize the enormous potential and promise that this organization has,” Perry said. “Good Will-Hinckley is blessed with staff and teachers that lend a helping hand to so many students. Maine is very fortunate to have such a great institution with great people.”

Perry also praised Coville for his contributions and his work to set up Good Will-Hinckley for the future.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff and members of the Good Will Home Association at this great organization,” Coville said. “The passion and commitment the staff has to fulfill the mission of Reverend Hinckley is inspiring and motivating to anyone who steps foot on this campus. I know the organization is in great hands with the leadership of Rob, the Staff and the Board of Directors.”

Good Will-Hinckley helped create the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, which opened in September 2012 as Maine’s first charter high school. Good Will-Hinckley has several other programs on campus, such as the L.C. Bates Museum, College Step-Up, Glenn Stratton Learning Center, Residential Campus Life, Pathways to Opportunity and others. Good Will-Hinckley manages and runs the overall organization and raises the private and public funds necessary to maintain the 1,000-acre campus and facilities.

“Good Will-Hinckley has been on a great path over the last several years, and we look forward to many more successes in the world of changing lives,” Perry said.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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