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Hudsonville’s Scott Smith to become new Cedar Springs Superintendent

Scott Smith has been named the next superintendent for Cedar Springs Public Schools. After narrowing the candidate field to one, the Board of Education voted unanimously to extend the offer to Smith, who has been serving as Assistant Superintendent for Hudsonville Public Schools.

“It is an incredible honor to receive an invitation to join the Cedar Springs team as its Superintendent of Schools,” Smith told the board and some community members present via speakerphone at the June 17 meeting.

“Cedar Springs has a rich history as a student-centered and teacher-centered school district nestled within a strong, supportive community.  I can’t wait to get started doing this exciting work,” he said.

The decision came after months of work by the board. “We had tremendous feedback from staff, students, parents and community members during the process,” said Board President Heidi Reed.

“Scott had overwhelming support and was clearly a great fit for the candidate profile.  He is very well prepared to be our next Superintendent and we look forward to having him and his wife Sarah become part of our community,” she said.

Smith has been in his current position in Hudsonville for seven years. He previously served as middle school principal with Hamilton Community Schools for six years and as a science teacher for Holland Public Schools for three.

He earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University and holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Earth Science, both from Western Michigan University.

“We are all excited to get started with Scott on the important work of moving our district forward,” said Reed.

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Janice Holst
Janice Holst
Janice Holst has been both a teacher and a journalist. A former MLive reporter, she wrote features and covered local government and schools for Advance Newspapers for nearly two decades. She also was a recipe columnist and wrote features for Mature Life Style and occasional entertainment pieces for On The Town magazines. She lives in Sparta Township and is thrilled to spend some of her retirement hours writing the stories of the northern Kent County school districts. Read Janice's full bio or email Janice.

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