The following was submitted by the Wayland School Committee:
The Wayland School Committee is delighted to announce that it has entered into negotiations with Dr. Omar Easy to serve as the next superintendent for the Wayland Public Schools.
Thoughtful, articulate and inspiring during his 12-plus hours of meetings and interviews with members of the Wayland community, Dr. Easy impressed us all with his passion for education, his student-focused approach, his qualifications and his dedication to excellence in everything he does.
Dr. Easy has spent his career working with others in varied educational settings, and his curiosity and excitement about the Wayland team and the people in the Wayland Public Schools is palpable.
Dr. Easy has vast experience with school budgeting, personnel management, curriculum development and municipal finance in a public school context. He most recently served as the executive director of the Academies of Everett High School, driving and managing the transformation of secondary education in Everett to include student-focused education pathways that have provided meaningful and focused educational opportunities for students and built connections between students and the surrounding business community.
Dr. Easy also served the city of Everett as the director of organizational assessment, working with the municipality to analyze the city’s organizational structure and evaluating the budget review and financial oversight process as a liaison and advisor to the mayor.
Dr. Easy is excited to join the Wayland community. While getting to know us, he demonstrated that he is a warm and engaged communicator, who nevertheless can ask the important questions. He demonstrated a unique ability to speak about both positive and difficult issues with ease, and to inspire confidence in his audience. He has a strong sense of balance, of excellence, of justice and of compassion for all members of our community. He will bring strength and focus to Wayland’s commitment to diversity and equity in our schools.
Dr. Easy holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and an M.Ed. in educational administration from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has demonstrated success in numerous complex roles both in public school, higher education and municipal settings, and with varied not-for-profit organizations.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Easy to Wayland and into our school community, and we look forward to great opportunities for our students and staff under his leadership.
Wayland Patch 1/29/21: Wayland Superintendent Pick Is Everett Educator, Ex-NFL Player. The Wayland School Committee on Friday took a major step toward picking a new superintendent, voting to unanimously enter into negotiations with candidate Omar Easy.
Metrowest Daily News 1/29/21: Former NFL player Omar Easy to lead Wayland Public Schools as superintendent. The Wayland School Committee announced Friday that it has entered into negotiations with Omar Easy to be the school district’s next superintendent.
Boston Herald 2/6/21: NFL-player-turned-educator Omar Easy to be new superintendent of Wayland schools. Omar Easy used to be a fullback in the NFL, but he wants the community really to think of him as a passionate educator with a laser focus on equity and diversity for schools as he soon steps into the role of superintendent of Wayland Public Schools.
Wayland Public Schools Superintendent Search. This page has links to the details on the schools’ superintendent search.