The Bridgehampton School District’s recently retired superintendent has returned as a consultant to help the school in its bid to again get accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Lois R. Morrow Horgan, who previously was known as Dr. Favre, was hired by the school board during a special meeting on Monday morning. The board voted 4-0 to approve her contract, which will take effect in April. The contract is for 20 hours and will pay $2,500.
The Middle States Association is a national organization that certifies that schools meet certain standards and achieve particular benchmarks to ensure students are successful. That status must be renewed every five years, and for Bridgehampton the renewal process has already begun.
Dr. Morrow Horgan “was instrumental in getting the initial accreditation,” Bridgehampton’s new superintendent, Robert Hauser, said Wednesday. “We’re going to need her to get the recertification in place.”
Her last day at Bridgehampton was February 23 after serving about seven-and-a-half years in the district, first as superintendent and more recently in a combined superintendent-principal role. She was succeeded by Mr. Hauser and by the school’s new principal, Michael Miller, formerly a gym teacher and athletic director.
During her time at Bridgehampton, she spearheaded numerous educational initiatives, shepherded a major renovation and expansion project to voter approval and twice helped the district gain community support for budget plans that pierced the state-mandated cap on tax levy increases.