The School Committee Wednesday afternoon unanimously voted to offer the position of Bedford school superintendent to Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad, effective July 1.
The appointment is conditional on approval of a contract satisfactory to all parties. It was noted that Conrad is a finalist for another position, and School Committee Chair JoAnn Santiago said she would call him immediately to notify him of the offer.
UPDATE, 7 pm: Conrad has accepted Bedford’s offer
The appointment culminates a months-long process to succeed Superintendent Jon Sills, who is retiring.
Mr. Conrad, principal at Andover High since 2015, began his career as an art teacher at Timberlane Regional High School in New Hampshire. Before Andover, he was the principal of Rockport Middle and High School.
Bedford hasn’t undertaken a full superintendent search since 1981 when Joseph Buckley was appointed to the position. Subsequent superintendents were Dr. Maureen Lacroix, and then Sills, who moved up from Bedford High School principal.