Kingsley Schools is excited to welcome Michael Carmean as the interim KMS Principal following the resignation of former principal Richard Watson.
He has more than 43 years of experience in education as a superintendent, high school and middle school principal, teacher of several subjects, community education director, and coach. Mr. Carmean has worked in eight other Michigan school districts across his entire career, and most recently, he took on the role of interim superintendent at Suttons Bay Schools.
"I'm really looking forward to helping out and allowing Kingsley to find a good principal replacement. I'm excited to get back with the students and getting to know the staff," said Mr. Carmean.
"My personal model is to promote three things: education, integrity, and positivity. I want people to know that I operate with an open-door policy and they should feel comfortable to come and talk to me."
Mr. Carmean grew up in the Detroit area and served much of his career in the Flint region.
He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University and a Master's Degree from University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point in Professional Development with a concentration on Computer Curriculum.
Mr. Carmean will start school on Wednesday, December 22, and will serve for six weeks while the district searches for a permanent candidate for the position.