Easy got Wayland supt. job despite the mayor

I shouldn’t have had to leave Everett. I was willing to work for $1 a year. Instead I was kicked out. Now, I’m moving on” – Dr. Omar Easy


By JOSH RESNEK

The mayor refused to give Dr. Omar Easy a recommendation for the superintendent’s position despite being asked three times by Wayland officials, it has been revealed to the Leader Herald by city hall sources who wished to remain unnamed.

Despite the mayor’s reluctance or failure to respond, the Wayland School Committee unanimously voted to name Easy superintendent of the Wayland Public Schools.

The mayor was apparently upset with Easy’s co-sponsorship with Adrien of a Black History Month event which was publicly advertised showing photographs of Easy and Adrien.

“The mayor in failing to give Dr. Easy a recommendation, if this is, in fact, true, is a repudiation of everything Dr. Easy has worked for in his life and which he stands for,” said Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien.

She revealed she was called and asked for a recommendation by Wayland school officials.

“I gave Dr. Easy a recommendation immediately,” she told the Leader Herald.

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Omar Easy selected to head Wayland public schools

Popular EHS educator becomes superintendent

DR. EASY

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.

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Dr. Omar Easy on the firing block?

Word coming out of the School Department and from various members of the School Committee is that Dr. Omar Easy may be on the firing block or the layoff list in the upcoming budget talks.

Dr. Easy, as a man of color and ethnicity, has an important leadership role in a School Department administration that is almost entirely white.

Ironically, the new administration, led by a woman of color and ethnicity, may be the one to fire him or to lay him off.

And for what reason, we wonder, as many others are tending to do?

Does he not fit in?

Is he unqualified to serve in Everett or to serve as a role model for students attending Everett public Schools?

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