At its meeting on September 22, the Bradford Board of Education appointed John Marshall as the new superintendent of schools. 

Marshall is currently superintendent of the Bolivar-Richburg Central School District in Allegany County, New York.

He served as an assistant principal in the Jamestown City School District and as principal in the Friendship and Bolivar-Richburg school districts before being named Bolivar-Richburg superintendent in 2012.

The Bradford Board of Education has been searching for a suitable candidate to fill the position since July.

“We were surprised at the large number of applicants we received for this position,” said Board President Adam Monell.”

“I am excited for this opportunity,” said Marshall. “I look forward to working with parents and staff to provide students with a quality education in a positive and safe environment that allows them to grow academically, socially and behaviorally.”

Marshall replaces Wendy Field, who retired after serving as superintendent for eight years. He is expected to begin his new position in the district in November.