Committed to Service
Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing
With over 25 years of servant leadership experience serving as a Superintendent, Regional Superintendent , Director, Principal and teacher in urban and suburban school districts ranging in size from 3500 to 200,000 students. Dr. Bedden has developed a results-oriented reputation for improving academic achievement, working with diverse groups, increasing parent/community involvement, implementing systems-thinking, and providing a positive school and work environment.
He has demonstrated effective leadership skills in standards and performance based practices, human resource management, fiscal management, and school/community partnerships. Throughout his career he has focused on improving efforts to serve the whole-child by improving equity, increasing access to fine arts programs, social-emotional learning, career and technical education with a goal of helping students become college, career, and life ready.
Dr. Bedden has extensive experience serving on local, state and national committees and boards of community and business organizations as well as a being a speaker on important educational and leadership topics. He has published, contributed or been featured in several professional publications such as Phi Delta Kappa, Executive Education, District Administrator, and SMARTBUSINESS. He is a member of several professional and community organizations.
Dr. Bedden holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, completed post-doctoral courses in School Business Leadership at Wilkes University and attended Harvard University Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents.