Welcome to the Superintendent's Corner. My name is Dr. Jay Badams, Superintendent of Schools for the Hanover, Dresden, and Norwich School Districts. I will use this area to keep you up to date on important topics that are happening around our Districts.
I hope you find the information helpful and informative.
Congratulations Hanover High School!!!
I am proud to inform you that HHS has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools designation as an Exemplary High Performing School! Each year, up to 420 US schools are selected for this honor, and HHS is one of this year's 297 awardees, along with two other New Hampshire schools, Enfield Village School, and the Birches Academy in Salem. This recognition is a reflection of the talent and dedication of our students, teachers, administrators and support staff. I believe that our entire school community shares in this designation. Were it not for the all-hands-on-deck attitude that our entire school community adopted through the pandemic, our students may have suffered the academic losses experienced by so many other US school systems. HHS was nominated for the award by the NHDOE, which then triggered a rigorous application and review process; special thanks to Principal Stevenson and our Library Media Specialist, Jessica Eakin for all of their efforts to navigate the rather exhaustive application process! A team from HHS will travel to Washington, DC to receive the award at a special ceremony in November. I've included a link to information about the Blue Ribbon Schools Program if you would like to learn more: https://