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She got her start at Kent ISD’s Early Childhood Program after a ‘practice interview’

Ashley Karsten is the new director of Great Start Readiness Program at Kent ISD...

Childhood sports nut, always ready to rise up for children

Mindy McGinn is the new Lakes Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

From digging swimming pools to stupid human tricks, this admin has a looong list...

Luke Scholten is the new Kenowa Hills director of special education and early childhood education...

Kevin Philipps joins Kent ISD as new financial chief, likes education’s collaborative approach

After spending the last 13 years as an administrator at East Grand Rapids Schools, Kevin Philipps is the new Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at Kent ISD...

Shoe salesman and mashed potato maker comes back to his roots

He wasn’t drawn back just because he went to school there, but also because they teach using personal mastery and competency-based education...

When you empower students, ‘they will amaze you’

Caledonia High School’s new principal moved up from the assistant...

Most important thing we do is ‘have a belief in our own bright future’

On the road with family or in the stands with fellow Cubs fans, this new school chief is a Yooper who wants students to shine in their own best way...

Two new leaders for GRPS

Laura McCloud is the new supervisor of Special Education for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Tammi Jenkins is the new principal at East Leonard Elementary...

Runner, reader, singer and learner, all while having fun

Teya Cotter is the new principal of Roguewood Elementary School...

Motivating others is passion of new athletic director

New athletic director's background spans sports, teaching...

Experiences shape your life, says new high-school supervisor

Bilal Muhammad is the new supervisor of 54th Street Academy, the district’s alternative high school...

New principal says students teach him to ‘smile and be joyful’

Meet one of the newest additions to the Thornapple Kellogg team, new Page Elementary principal Gregg Bruno...

Three newbies and a lifer hired as principals

The district hired three new-to-Wyoming elementary principals along with a familiar face to lead the high school...

Interim principal hopes you have the time of your life

Tony Quinn is the new interim principal at West Oakview Elementary School. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet the Principal...

Providing ‘safe spaces’ for students of every kind to learn

Collins Elementary Principal Mitchell Balingit has been named the district’s first director of student success and equity...
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