Jay Badams, the outgoing Erie Public Schools Superintendent, officially ends his tenure July 1st.
After seven years as the head of the district, Badams heads to the Norwich-Hanover School District, serving students in New Hampshire and Vermont. Badams took over as superintendent in June of 2010.
He has spent the majority of his time dealing with the financial woes of the district. Through all the work and financial struggles with the state, Badams says he will miss the fun times the most. “Probably one of my favorite things I have done professionally, which may sound silly, is on Read Across America Day. I have developed a tradition of reading ‘Fox in Socks’ to the kids and that’s probably become the highlight of my year”.
Badams says he’s confident he is leaving the district in the right hands as Brian Polito takes over as superintendent.