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SAU 70 Selects Next Superintendent

Hanover, N.H. (Jan. 10, 2017) – The School Administrative Unit 70 school board tonight selected Dr. Jay Badams to be the next superintendent of the Hanover, N.H., and Norwich, Vt., schools.  The board will now enter contract negotiations with Dr. Badams, who will assume the position on July 1, the day after the retirement of current SAU 70 Superintendent Dr. Frank Bass. 
“After casting a wide net in our search, the board is very pleased to welcome Dr. Badams and his family to our community and to announce his selection as our next superintendent,” said SAU 70 School Board Chairman Carey Callaghan.   Link to the complete press release.

Interview Schedule for Finalists for Superintendent:  
Wednesday, January 4: Elaine Arbour
Thursday, January 5: Betsey Cox-Buteau
Friday, January 6: Jay Badams

Each day's schedule will be as follows:
7:15-8:00 a.m. Coffee, Danish at Marion Cross Multipurpose Room for parents and community
8:10-9:30 a.m. Interaction with staff at Marion Cross School
9:40-11:00 a.m.  Interaction with staff at Hanover High School
11:10-12:30 p.m.  Interaction with staff at Ray Elementary School
12:40-2:00 p.m.  Interaction with staff at Richmond Middle School
2:10-3:10 p.m.  Meet with SAU staff; interview with Associate Principals
3:15-4:00 p.m.  Staff SAU-wide convene with candidate at HHS Music Room
4:00-4:50 p.m.  Rest for candidate
5:00-5:45 p.m.  Community Forum at Hanover High School Music Room
6:00-8:30 p.m.  Interview with SAU Board
8:30-9:00 p.m.  Board will debrief on prospective candidate
Link to the above schedule as a PDF.

Resumes of the Three Finalists for Superintendent

Search Committee Core Members   

Justin Campfield, Norwich Board Vice Chair
Bruce Duncan, Dresden Board Vice Chair
Kelley Hersey, Norwich Board member
Carey Callaghan, Ex-Officio member and SAU Board Chair
Superintendent Frank Bass, consultant

Coming Meetings

9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, SAU Conference Room
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, SAU Conference Room
9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, SAU Conference Room
9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, SAU Conference Room

Plenary (expanded) Search Committee

Core Committee plus:
Sarah Bozuwa, Justin Campbell, Kevin Cotter, Rhett Darak, Bill Hammond, Jeanine King, Jen Langhus, Michael Lepene, John Minelli, Michele Sacerdote, Amy Tarallo, Jamie Teague

Coming Meetings

4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Room 102 Hanover High School - Review applicants
4:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7, Room 102 Hanover High School - Review applicants
4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, Room 102 HHS - Interview semifinalists
4:00 Thursday, Dec. 15, Room 102 HHS - Interview semifinalists
4:00 Friday, Dec. 16, Room 102 HHS - Select Finalists
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