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Nate Fowler named new superintendent for Lowell Area Schools

Lowell — The Lowell Area Schools Board of Education has chosen a familiar face to lead the district. 

In a unanimous decision Monday night, the board voted to appoint Nate Fowler as Lowell’s next superintendent. Fowler served as interim superintendent since the retirement of Greg Pratt in August. 

In seeking Pratt’s replacement, the board opted to not conduct an outside search for candidates. 

Nate Fowler

“When considering whether to spend several months and thousands of dollars conducting an outside search, the Board agreed to look first at local candidates with a proven track record of working with and for all students,” members of the board said in a statement. “Mr. Fowler easily fit into that role. 

“The staff and community were very clear in their request that the new superintendent be someone who will advocate for all students and who will effectively communicate with our students, staff and community.”

Board president Brian Krajewski said he is “looking forward to a great future for Lowell Area Schools under Mr. Fowler’s leadership.”

Prior to serving as the interim superintendent, Fowler held the position of curriculum director for four years. In his 24 years with LAS, he also served as an English and social studies teacher, football coach, middle school assistant principal and elementary principal.

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Beth Heinen Bell
Beth Heinen Bell
Beth Heinen Bell is a reporter and copy editor, covering Cedar Springs, Godfrey-Lee, Grandville and Lowell. She is an award-winning journalist who got her start as the education reporter for the Grand Haven Tribune. A Calvin University graduate, she later returned to her alma mater to help manage its national writing festival and edit and write for enrollment communications. Beth has also written for The Grand Rapids Press, Fox 17 and several West Michigan businesses and nonprofits. She is fascinated by the nuances of language, loves to travel and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma. Read Beth's full bio or email Beth.


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