Heatley headed to Bermuda

Edmond Heatley

Edmond Heatley

HAMILTON, BERMUDA — A controversial former leader of Clayton County Public Schools better break out the Bermuda shorts for his new job.

Shown in a bernews.com video standing at a podium in a suit and tie, former Superintendent Edmond Heatley was flanked by Bermuda officials wearing shorts earlier this week as he was introduced as the island territory’s new commissioner of education.

In his new role, Heatley will lead the territory’s Ministry of Education. He will begin his new position Sept. 11, Bermuda Board of Education Chairman Curtis Dickinson confirmed in remarks posted on the ministry’s website.

Despite the unconventional dress, Heatley’s introduction was solely focused on education.

“Dr. Heatley has a record of managing and leading change,” said Dickinson. “This appealed to the board as we continue our reform of public education in Bermuda. Dr. Heatley has an impressive CV and is someone to take our education system forward.”

Read Friday's edition of Clayton News Daily for more details about Heatley's new job.