LinkedIn: Jeremy Ray
Jeremy Ray is the Superintendent of Biddeford, Dayton, and Saco Schools overseeing 4,319 PreK-12 students, twelve schools, including the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, and over 1,000 faculty and staff. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Saint Joseph’s University. Prior to joining the Biddeford School Department eight years ago, Ray served as the Director of Operation and Finance and Elementary Principal within the Westbrook School Department.
In his eleventh year with the Biddeford School Department, Ray has established remarkable efficiency and consistency of expectation in operations; encouraged innovative and successful practices with significant cost savings; increased partnerships with local universities allowing students to earn college credits and gain confidence, engage in rigorous programming and be better prepared for college and career training after they graduate. He has also focused on early childhood development through establishing Pre-K and the creation of the Southern Maine Administrative Collaborative to partner with Child Development Services to efficiently provide services and reduce barriers to families in Biddeford.
Ray’s philosophy of leadership is to build a positive working relationship with students, parents, staff, school committee, business leaders, city leaders and the administrative team. He currently serves on the Board of PeoplesChoice Credit Union and is a member of the Biddeford Saco Rotary Club.
Past AASA Maine Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2022 Maine Superintendent of the Year: Christopher Howell
2021 Maine Superintendent of the Year: Michelle Reid
2020 Maine Superintendent of the Year: David Murphy
About the Award:
The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement