Bay superintendent Jodie Hausmann announces resignation
The Bay Village Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jodie Hausmann at the June 14, 2021, Board of Education meeting.
Superintendent Hausmann has accepted a position as the Executive Director of Connect – formerly known as North Coast Council – the largest Information Technology Center (ITC) in the state of Ohio, which serves 66 school districts. Superintendent Hausmann will work for the District through July 31, 2021.
The Board of Education will conduct a search for an Interim Superintendent to be named in the near future.
“We are sorry to see Superintendent Hausmann leave the District, but we thank her for her leadership and service to our learning community – especially during these last 18 months through a national health crisis – and we wish her well in her new role,” said Board of Education President Lisa Priemer. “We are looking forward to Jodie having an even greater impact on our District via her new role with Connect. The Board will keep our community stakeholders informed as we move forward with our search process.”
“During her time with the District, Superintendent Hausmann was a lead learner in many ways, including creating a unique safety mitigation plan that kept our students in-building for nearly 80% of last school year,” said Priemer. “While many other districts hit the pause button during the pandemic, Bay Village Schools dared greatly, including working on a new strategic plan, developing safety and technology plans, and receiving state and national recognition.” (*See note below.)
“It has been my greatest honor leading the Bay Village learning community these past three years,” said Superintendent Jodie Hausmann. “I have loved walking the halls and seeing our faculty and staff making a difference in the lives of children. Never in my career have I witnessed such exemplary educational experiences resulting in students graduating with unlimited opportunities. Bay Village is successful because of the collective commitment of our faculty, staff, Board members, parents and greater community.
“My new position will allow me to use my master’s degree and grow professionally in a different sector within the education industry,” continued Superintendent Hausmann.
Superintendent Hausmann served the District for the last three years. Before coming to Bay Village Schools, she was superintendent of Perkins Local School District. She plans to remain a resident within the Bay Village community.
* Note: The District plans to roll out its “Reaching Beyond the Horizon” 4-year strategic plan this fall. Recent accomplishments within the District include: a 99% graduation rate; 85% of graduates continuing their education; Bay High School being named a “Best High School” by U.S. News & World Report; Bay High School earning a “College Success Award” from GreatSchools.org; Bay High School named to the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list; Westerly Elementary School being nominated for a National Blue Ribbon School award (results will be announced this fall); the District being named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for the 19th year in a row; the groundbreaking for the $1.6 million Home of the Rockets capital campaign at Bay High Memorial Stadium; a Top 10 District as ranked by Cleveland Magazine; developing a 5-year technology plan, including a parent help desk; creating a multi-tiered community mental health support system with community partnerships; and redesigning protocols for safety, including new radio services with the Ohio Department of Homeland Security.