Popular EHS educator becomes superintendent
By LEADER STAFF
Dr. Omar Easy has been named to head the Wayland Public Schools following a superintendent search that ended when his appointment was announced on January 31.
He beat out two finalists, one from Hopkinton and the other from New Jersey on his way to becoming the superintendent.
Easy, an Everett High School graduate who grew up in humble circumstances was a star athlete for the Crimson Tide during his high school years.
He was not only a superior athlete but a great student and leader. He cut a commanding figure as a young man rising up in this city to what he is today.
At Penn State, Easy was a star member of the football team and a strong academic presence at the university.
Easy was picked third by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2002 National Football League Draft.
He played four seasons as a pro before retiring and seeking other opportunities as an educator.
“I am proud to be an educator. I am pleased this is the role I have chosen for myself as my career,” he told the Leader Herald.
“I’m excited to be starting in Wayland. I am looking forward to this new and exciting challenge,” he added.
Dr. Easy was one of the best known and beloved administrators among students from every walk of life throughout the Everett Public School System during his tenure. He held numerous positions of responsibility in the EPS.
He also worked for a time out of the mayor’s office as the city’s Director of Organizational Assessment.
Personable with an ingratiating smile and a football player’s physique, Easy cut quite a figure in the EPS.
He is certain to do the same in Wayland.