DeWitt Public Schools

The Board of Education for DeWitt Public Schools is in search of a new superintendent. This is only the preliminary posting; a detailed profile of the ideal candidate will be added at a later date. We encourage interested applicants to refrain from applying until the profile is posted. 

Dewitt Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Dewitt, MI, with approximately 3,200 students in K-12. The DeWitt community is located 10 minutes north of Lansing, the State Capitol, and 10 minutes northwest of Michigan State University. The traditional, yet growing school district is one of the main reasons so many choose to reside in DeWitt. The district has a very supportive community and are committed to partnering with parents/guardians to develop the whole child – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. The district is the largest employer in the community. 

The district is 18.5 square miles and has six school buildings.

Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center; (Preschool and childcare); 252 students

Schavey Road Elementary (Grades Y5’s, K-1st); 489 students

David Scott Elementary School (Grades 2nd and 3rd); 450 students

Herbison Woods Elementary (Grades 4th and 5th); 463 students

DeWitt Middle School (Grades 6th – 8th); 725 students

DeWitt High School (Grades 9th – 12th); 1,000 students


District Highlights

258 Graduates

98% Graduation Rate

15 AP courses offered

25 AP Scholars, 9 AP Scholars with Honors, 1 Nation AP Scholar

315 AP Tests taken

23 high school clubs including state and national awarding winning BPA, Robotics, FCCLA, Quiz Bowl

College Board AP District Honor Roll – consecutive years

97% of graduates attend a four-year or two-year college

Highly successful athletic programs with 25 varsity sports teams that promote well-rounded, high-achieving student-athletes. Sixty percent of students participate in high school athletics with an average GPA of 3.5

Top ranking fine arts programs in-band (marching and orchestral), theater, choir, and art

Completion of $25 Million bonds for building safety, classroom and office updates, technology improvements

74% of staff have an advanced degree

68% of the staff have been with the district for 10 years or more


District Data

Enrollment (super blend) 3173

Teachers – 163

Administrators – 17

Counselors/social workers – 8

Paras – 26

Office Staff – 22

Support staff/other staff – 85

School buildings – 6 (5 K-12; 1-Preschool/childcare)

Foundation grant per pupil – $8,111


  • Revenue – $32.7 million
  • Expenses – $32.6 million

Projected fund balance:

  • 12% –   $3,905,538

Tax Base (SEV) – $734,834,240

Non-Homestead Levy – 18 mills

Debt Retirement – 10 mills


Board of Education

Craig Kahler, President (Term expires 12/31/22)

Jason Hanselman, Vice-President (Term expires 12/31/26)

John Tramontana, Treasurer (Term expires 12/31/22)

Brad Stoddard, Secretary (Term expires 12/31/26)

Cliff Flood, Trustee (Term expires 12/31/22)

Lisa Truscott, Trustee (Term expires 12/31/24)

Brad Wever, Trustee (Term expires 12/31/24)


Salary and Contract Information

The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Compensation will commensurate with the experience of the successful candidates and the requirements of the position. A preliminary salary range of $150,000 to $180,000 has been established. 


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete and submit the online application at

Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. No “hard copy,” fax, or emailed copies accepted. IF requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through a screening process. Candidates’ names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled. 

All questions, regarding the search, should be directed to Dave Moore, Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards at 989-721-9983 or 

Search Timeline 

Action Date
Application Deadline Tuesday, April 20 @4pm
Selection of candidates to interview Monday, May 3, 2021
First-round interviews Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Thursday, May 13, 2021
Second round interviews/First Opportunity for Board Selection of the Superintendent Wednesday, 

May 19, 2021

Board visitation (if necessary) Between 1st and 2nd interviews
Second Opportunity for Board Selection of the Superintendent TBD
Start date July 1, 2021