Hello, Madison School District Family!
I hope that everyone had a restful holiday season. I have just started to settle in the district after the New Year, and I am extremely excited to be a part of Madison! The Madison School District has earned a reputation for academic excellence, and the opportunities offered beyond the classroom setting are exemplary. As an educator, I sincerely value the programs and services in place, and I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have opportunities to delve into their interests and find their true passions.
In addition to the vigorous educational programming, the level of community involvement drew me to the district. I witnessed this true sense of pride as I went through the interview process. Additionally, I have experienced it firsthand over the past few days, as each faculty member, parent, student and community member that I have met has been extremely welcoming. Please know that it is my intent to make every effort to nurture this practice to ensure the continued success of our students, schools, and community.
A little about me…most recently I was the Superintendent of the Manchester Community Schools. Prior to that, I spent five years in the Upper Peninsula as an elementary principal in Ironwood and the Assistant Superintendent for the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District. Personally, I grew up in metro Detroit (Royal Oak), have been married to my wife (Sara) for almost 12 years, and we have three daughters (Reagan 10, Hadley 4, and Emery 2). When I am not working, I enjoy mountain biking and fly fishing.
While serving as Superintendent, I plan to be accessible to all stakeholders and maintain an open door communication policy. I value getting to know people on both a professional and personal level. Our experiences help shape us into the people that we are, and I love hearing about them all! I encourage and welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you have about our schools and can be reached directly at 517-265-1856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.