Dear BEA Community:

Last night, the BEA Board had a special meeting to approve my resignation.  My last day with the district will be April 1.  I have had health issues for a while now and I was hopeful things were getting better prior to Christmas.  However, things have progressively gotten worse and I had to make the very difficult decision to resign my position as Superintendent of Schools.
The stress of the pandemic was a major factor in exasperating my health issues.  I made the decision last week to resign because I did not feel I could adequately do the job the way it needs to be done while having severe migraine headaches.  I felt it was in the district's and my best interest to make this decision.  Right now, I need to focus on my health and hopefully get some relief.
I want to thank the Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents, students and the community for the opportunity to serve as Superintendent of Schools with the Bald Eagle Area School District.  While there were many difficult days, especially maneuvering through the pandemic, it was a very rewarding experience.  I feel blessed to have had this opportunity and I have offered the Board my assistance as the district transitions to a new superintendent.
I wish nothing but the best for the district moving forward.  I am confident the district will attract quality candidates to be the new superintendent because BEA has an excellent reputation not only locally, but across the state of Pennsylvania.
One of my favorite things to do is read to elementary students.  I am hopeful as restrictions continue to be lifted that I will have the opportunity to continue to do that as a volunteer.
While this was not the way I envisioned my tenure at BEA ending, I am honored that I had the opportunity to lead the district.  

Scott V Graham