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Superintendent Search

The Whittemore Prescott Schools Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent to begin work July 1, 2023.  The Board is being assisted in the search by Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).  

Whittemore Prescott is a rural district with an enrollment around 665 students in beautiful northern Michigan with an operating budget of about $9.5 million.  Community members embrace the school district, have high standards for their children, and are very supportive. The District offers a comprehensive program and strives to meet the needs of all learners.

The Board of Education is seeking a superintendent who is a strong leader with an extensive background in K-12 education and will be an effective communicator with staff/community.  This educational leader will actively work with the Board and community to set and reach goals, be an instructional leader, and be a creative problem solver.  The new superintendent should be ethical, honest, knowledgeable, and friendly. 

Stakeholder survey


Board of Education

Janet Smith, President

April Harkey-Mason, Vice-President

Karen Tracy, Secretary

Kim Krawczak, Treasurer

Dennis Parent, Trustee

Mary Phinney, Trustee

Sue Sheehan, Trustee 

District Information


Student Enrollment






Other Support (Dean, Payroll, Accounts Payable, other)


Support Staff


Number of School buildings


State Foundation Funding


2022-23 General Fund Budget                                                                     Revenue $9,567,671

Expense $ 9,336,393

Fund balance percentage as of June 30, 2022


Non-Homestead Taxable Value


Non-Homestead Millage

18 Mills

Debt Millage

3.25 Mills


Salary and Contract Information

The District will offer a competitive wage and benefit package (salary/annuity range $110,000 to $120,000) that reflects the experience and education of the candidate chosen as the next Superintendent.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete and submit an online application found at

Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on April 18, 2023. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies accepted. If requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process. Candidate names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled. 

Questions and further information concerning the Superintendent Search Process is available from Dr. Rodney Green, Search Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards:, 810-852-1189.

Search Timeline



Application Deadline


Application Review by Board


First Round Interviews


Second Round Interviews/Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent


Board Visitation (if necessary)


Second Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent


Start Date





Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools 

Superintendent Search Timeline 


February 22, 2023 Board Workshop: Planning

7:30 p.m. Review search process

Review of calendar/timeline

Preliminary posting information

  • Qualities of district 
  • Starting date
  • Salary range


March 13, 2023 Stakeholder Input and Candidate profile

Engagement meetings with staff on March 13 Board/Community @ 5:00 pm on March 13 

Online Survey available until March 9.

Review stakeholder input

  Develop final selection criteria

Develop superintendent contract 


April 18, 2023 Application Deadline at 4:00 p.m.


April 26, 2023 Board Workshop: Interview Prep

7:30 p.m. Screening of applications 

Review of interview questions

Interview preparation

Finish work on superintendent contract 


April 29, 2023 Initial Interviews – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Select finalists after candidate interviews 


May 4, 2023 Second Round Interviews – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Selection of Superintendent (possible after interviews)


May Contract Approval

July 1 New Superintendent Begins