Ms. Heather Galante, Principal ext. 1119
Heather Galante spent her childhood in Watertown, Massachusetts not far from the suburbs of Bedford. She attended Stonehill College earning her degree in Psychology and Secondary Education. During her college years, Ms. Galante developed a passion for helping struggling students and earned a master's degree from The Harvard Graduate School of Education in Counseling and Adolescent Risk Prevention. She spent her early years as a counselor at Minuteman Regional High School before transitioning to the high school classroom at Arlington High School. There she completed an administrative program but waited before transitioning out of the classroom. Prior to landing in Bedford as the High School Principal, she served as a House Dean at Chelmsford High School for almost a decade. Ms. Galante is honored to be at Bedford High School and looks forward having a long tenure as Principal.
Mr. Tom Casey, Assistant Principal ext. 1117
Tom Casey grew up in Pepperell, Massachusetts, as the son and grandson of Bedford High alumni. He developed an interest in education from an early age and attended Fitchburg State University, earning his degree in History and Secondary Education. After graduating, he worked with a diverse student body at Nashua North High School in New Hampshire as a social studies teacher and department head. While teaching, he pursued a master's in Teaching History from Fitchburg State and a master's in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to his work in the classroom, Mr. Casey was an active member of the greater school community where he served as one of the boys’ basketball coaches. Prior to his arrival in Bedford as Assistant Principal, Mr. Casey served Nashua North for the past three years in the same role. He is excited about the opportunity to work with a highly respected staff and a supportive community. Most importantly, he is excited about the privilege to work with the students of Bedford for many years.
Mr. Dan Hudder, Assistant Principal ext. 1118
Originally from upstate New York, Dan Hudder received a bachelor’s in English Education from New York University, a master’s in American Studies from UMass Boston, and a master’s in Organizational Management from Endicott College through the Leadership Licensure Program. He started out as a middle-school English teacher in Brooklyn, and his experience in NYC continues to serve as a cornerstone for his approach to teaching and supporting kids. He then taught English for thirteen years at Needham High School, served as English department head at Franklin High School, and most recently was the Academic Director at Keefe Technical High School in Framingham. Mr. Hudder is thrilled to be a part of the wonderful community here at Bedford High School and hopes that his experience as an educator and instructional leader can be a benefit to the students, teachers, and parents of Bedford.