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Press Release: Kingsley Schools to Interview Four Superintendent Candidates on December 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2022

Media Contact

Chloe McCarthy

Communications Manager




KINGSLEY, MI – The Kingsley Area Schools Board of Education has invited four candidates for an initial interview for its new superintendent. Eight people applied for the position.

The interviews are open to the public and will be held Monday, December 5, 2022. All interviews will be held at the High School Media Center, 7475 Kingsley Rd., Kingsley, MI, 49649.

The tentative interview schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm:

Julie Brown, Superintendent Elk Rapids Schools

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 5:15 pm:

Jack Ledford, Superintendent, Waldron Area Schools

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm:

Brad Reyburn, High School Principal, Newaygo Public Schools

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm:

Susanne Carpenter, Superintendent, Stephenson Area Public Schools

Second-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for December 14, 2022.

Kingsley Area Schools have been assisted in the search by John Scholten, Michigan Leadership Institute.


About Kingsley Schools

Kingsley Schools is a class B school system in Northern Michigan with 1,500 students.

Kingsley Schools offers 20+ extracurricular activities, including award-winning music programs, championship-winning athletics, plus several advanced placement classes.

Inside the classroom, our teachers and schools are consistently recognized for their achievements.

  • Ranked 3rd overall for Academic All-State honors by Bridge magazine

  • Named a “Beating the Odds School” by the Michigan Department of Education for maximizing student success and consistently producing impressive test results across the board

  • Kingsley Elementary is proud to be one of 13 Michigan schools nominated for a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence honor

  • The Elementary has been consistently recognized as a “High Performing School” by the Michigan Department of Education

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