I “officially” began my superintendent’s duties on Monday. 
So… what are my first impressions of FSD?

Obviously, I have much take in with respect to our district’s purpose, people, programs, and practices.

And I intend to do just that over the next 60 days by listening and learning from as many folks as I can, both inside and outside of FSD.

For now, though, I can say without hesitation, “I’m impressed!”

It’s exciting to discover in every corner the unbelievable commitment and support people have for our students and schools.

I’m find our community to be strongly vested, attentive to detail, and wants FSD to prepare our students well for the challenges of the future.

This pleases me.

I’m also finding that FSD staff is EXCEPTIONAL – and they are “all-in” to meeting the individual learning needs of every student.

This pleases me, too!

In just 4 days, I’ve seen the district slogan of “Where Effort Opens Opportunity” in action.

At band camp and various team practices, I’ve seen students, parents and staff happy to see each other again back on our campus.

I’ve seen classroom teachers, principals, office secretaries, custodians, the tech team, food service and transportation staff all working their way down their long “to do” list to get this new school year ready.

And it makes me feel great to see the eager anticipation in the eyes of our new parents and students, who can hardly wait to join the ranks of the Eagles this fall.

And it makes me feel great to see the eager anticipation in the eyes of our new parents and students, who can hardly wait to join the ranks of the Eagles this fall.

So, after 4 days in the job –


And I’m grateful for all of the kind words and encouragement I’ve received.

We’ll keep working together to keep FSD on top.

I’m also looking forward to getting to know each other better

In brief, I believe in family, serving others, and lifelong learning.

Here I am with my wife Jaimi, daughter Jillian (18) and son Aiden (16).

I wrote a long biography at the request of Frankenmuth Living and you can click to read this here.

I totally concur with the district slogan “Where Effort Opens Opportunity” and one of the ways I hope to support it is by living up to a longtime favorite quote by Basketball Coach John Calipari of the University of Kentucky.

In my estimation, Effort + Working Together = Expanded Opportunity!

I hope you agree!

Along with other ways to connect with you, the commitment to regular emails will continue.

I’m grateful for Mrs. Adele Martin for starting them and for List Principal / Interim Superintendent Jill Waliczek for keeping them going through the summer.

For now, here are two important BACK-TO-SCHOOL links that perhaps you’ve seen before and would like to review again.

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98c Learning Loss Plan

Frankenmuth School District 98c Learning Loss Funds have and will be used for and will continue to ensure intervention implementation for our most vulnerable populations by:

The hiring of an FHS Assistant Principal to directly work w/ targeted at-risk students displaying behavioral and academic needs. The FHS Assistant Principal utilizes activities designed to assess, track, and improve the well-being of pupils (behaviorally and academically struggling) in order to supplement educational processes, as well as engage in meaningful consultation and assistance to parents and families of students who the pandemic has directly impacted.

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