The Bedford School Board accepted the nomination of Michael Jette to be the next Assistant Superintendent for the Bedford School District at its meeting on Monday April 7, 2014. Following the meeting, Dr. Jette commented, “I am looking forward to learning more about the district, the programs and the people who have established the excellent reputation in Bedford.” Superintendent-Elect Chip McGee added, “I am excited that Michael is joining us. He will bring his classroom experience, fresh eyes, and positive energy to the school district as we move into our next phase.”
Dr. Jette has spent the past 23 years at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook, N.H.. He has served as a chemistry and physics teacher, an assistant principal, and, for the last ten years, as the principal. Dr. Jette earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the State University of New York, Plattsburg. He earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of New Hampshire in 2005. Dr. Jette also serves as a Commissioner for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and was selected as New Hampshire High School Principal of the Year in 2010.
The search process started with over 30 qualified applicants from across the northeast. The district hosted three finalists in March. All three finalists met with groups of students, parents, teachers and administrators. Dr. McGee commented, “All three finalists were superb educators. We are fortunate to have had such high caliber educators apply for the position.”