Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Lakeview School District / MASB
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Lakeview School District

The Board of Education for Lakeview School District (MI) is seeking a superintendent of schools for this remarkable district. This is a rare opportunity to lead a growing school district whose ethnic and cultural diversity reflects that of our nation and whose Board, Administration and Staff have made an unparalleled commitment to inclusivity and equity.

Located in Battle Creek, Lakeview School District enjoys unique, collaborative partnerships with the Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation, the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. An F1 Visa School, the District serves more than 4,000 students yearly in its K-12 and Alternative Education programs, including 40 foreign exchange students. Students attend classes in one of seven district buildings, including a middle school (grades 5-8), four elementary schools (grades K-4) and a state-of-the-art high school, which includes an 11-lane competition pool, a “black box” auditorium and an open concept media center. The district is currently implementing a voter-approved $30 million capital project that includes improvements to the middle school and several of the elementary buildings.

Lakeview School District is easily accessible via Interstate 94 and promises strong connections to industry, culture and recreation. The Kellogg Co. headquarters is located in downtown “Cereal City,” as is the Kellogg Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research. Battle Creek is home to The Music Center of South Central Michigan, Battle Creek Symphony and Brass Band of Battle Creek. Also, Binder Park Zoo, Firekeepers Casino and Fort Custer State Recreation Area are nearby.

Lakeview School District offers true 21st-century educational opportunities and programming for students, staff and community members as driven by its mission to develop healthy, socially responsible, knowledgeable citizens in the global society. Lakeview students have excelled academically and athletically over the district’s 96-year history. Spartan athletes have celebrated state and regional athletic championships and the Lakeview DECA chapter is one of the state’s most successful. Please visit the district’s website at for additional details about Lakeview.

Lakeview School District Board of Education
Kathleen Moore, President
Mary Jane Cipcic, Vice President
Lisa Carpenter, Secretary
Eric Greene, Treasurer
Jeffrey Andert, Trustee
Mike Ormstead, Trustee
Brad Palmer, Trustee

Application Procedure
The Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) has the privilege of facilitating the search process. After garnering stakeholder input, the Board of Education will provide a detailed profile of the ideal candidate. The Board has established a base salary range of $140,000-165,000; negotiated salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the chosen candidate’s experience and qualifications.   

After the candidate profile is posted, 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 11, 2017. 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.

All questions regarding the search should be directed to Charles Dumas, Consultant, MASB, at 517.526.0439 or, or Donna Oser, Director, Leadership Development & Executive Search Services, MASB, at 517.420.7637 or

Search Timeline

Jan. 11 - Application Deadline
Jan. 30 - Selection of Candidates to Interview
March 11 - First Round Interviews
March 22 - Second Round Interviews
TBD - Site Visit
Mar. 29 or April 17 - Selection of Superintendent
July 1 - Start Date 

Lakeview School District, as an Equal Opportunity Institution, complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment.  It is the policy that no person, on the basis of race, sex, height, weight, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, shall be discriminated against in educational programs and activities, employment and admission.

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