Friday, January 26, 2018
Houghton Lake Community Schools/MASB
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Houghton Lake Community Schools

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education is seeking a superintendent to begin work July 1, 2018.  The Board is being assisted in the search by Dr. Rodney Green, Consultant for Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).  This posting is now open to all candidates.

Houghton Lake is located in the middle of Michigan's Lower Peninsula and surrounds Michigan's largest inland lake.  The district covers 550 square miles and is comprised of 12 townships. Residents and visitors greatly enjoy all forms of four season outdoor recreational and sporting activities.

The district serves approximately 1300 students, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as an alternative education program, in four school buildings.  Houghton Lake has a caring and committed staff.  Student success, social development and academic achievement are primary goals of all staff.

A source of pride is that Houghton Lake Community Schools has been recently recognized for two prestigious academic awards.  The Mackinac Center report card gave Collins Elementary and Houghton Lake Middle School a Context and Performance score of A.  In addition, Houghton Lake High School was awarded a Silver medal by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation. Currently, HLCS is a Blueprint District through Mi Excel.

The Board is seeking a superintendent who is a strong leader with excellent financial skills and a solid background in curriculum and technology.  The superintendent should be an effective communicator with staff and community, actively work with the Board and community to set and reach goals, and be a creative problem solver.  This educational leader should be ethical, honest and friendly.

Board of Education

Thomas Dean, President
Julie Brown, Vice President
Renee Nichols, Secretary
Kelly Christian, Treasurer
Charlene Baker, Trustee
Nan Combs, Trustee
Mark Souder, Trustee

Salary and Contract Information

The district will offer a competitive wage and benefit package (salary range $105,000 to $115,000) 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 January 26, 2018. 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



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