The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education is in search of a Superintendent of Schools as the district's previous superintendent, Dr. Michael Rice, was selected to serve as Michigan's State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Situated halfway between Chicago and Detroit via I-94, and 45 minutes from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the west, Kalamazoo is an ideal location to live, work and play. Kalamazoo is a city buzzing with creative culture, where a sense of adventure extends from the outdoors into museums, craft breweries, and culinary establishments. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a self-proclaimed foodie, or love the cultural scene, any time is a good time to be in Kalamazoo! The city is home to Western Michigan University, a large public university, Kalamazoo College, a private liberal arts college, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a two-year community college. It boasts two nationally recognized health care systems, diverse and affordable housing, award-winning water and water reclamation systems, and numerous parks, lakes, and golf courses. A wide variety of industries and businesses also call Kalamazoo home, including major players in the pharmaceutical, medical science, and craft beer industries.
With student enrollment approaching 13,000, Kalamazoo Public Schools is a vibrant, growing district, having experienced an increase of 2,500 students in the last 14 years. KPS staff and students, with the support of parents and community organizations, continue to improve student achievement in a profound way. KPS is made up of 26 schools; 17 elementary (PreK-grade 5), five middle schools (grades 6-8) and two traditional high schools, Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix. Students may also choose Phoenix High School with a smaller learning environment or the Kalamazoo Innovative Learning Program (KILP). Since 2005, the Kalamazoo Promise has paid up to 100 percent of tuition and mandatory fees for every eligible KPS graduate at Michigan's public colleges or universities as well as the private schools affiliated with the Michigan Colleges Alliance. To date, more than 6,800 KPS graduates have been awarded nearly $125 million from a group of anonymous donors allowing KPS graduates to prepare for futures in professions and the trades.
Additional Salary Information: The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Compensation will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate and requirements of the position.
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