Vision Statement
Houghton Lake Community Schools will be a destination district recognized for its quality programming and performance.

Mission Statement
All students in the Houghton Lake Community Schools will show annual academic progress leading to readiness for career, college and community.

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 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 http://www.masb.org/education-careers.aspx

Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on January 4, 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: rodgreen11@gmail.com, 810-852-1189.

Search Timeline



Application deadline


First round interviews


Second round interviews/First Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent

February 2018

Board visitation (if necessary)


Second Opportunity for Board Selection of Superintendent


Start date


Houghton Lake Board Seeks Input in Superintendent Search

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has begun the search process to find the district's new superintendent. Assisting the Board is Dr. Rodney Green of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), a service organization that supports the work of school boards throughout Michigan.

As the profile of the ideal candidate is developed, the board is soliciting community and staff input. Residents of the district, all staff and administration are encouraged to participate in the process.

An online survey is available at this URL:


Survey responses are sent directly to MASB in Lansing for tabulation. The Board will publicly consider the input received and develop a Candidate Profile, which will guide the search process. The board expects to select the new superintendent in 2018.

Houghton Lake Community Schools
Superintendent Search Time Line


December 5, 2017

Stakeholder Input

Bus Drivers 2:00 p.m.
Teachers and teacher assistants 3:30 p.m.
Administrators - December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Community and Board 6:00 p.m.

On-Line Survey Available until December 7 at noon 


Board Planning

Review search process and timeline

Starting date – July 1, 2018

  • Review Contract
  • Salary range
December 11, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Board Workshop: Candidate Profile

Review stakeholder input
Develop final selection criteria
Develop Superintendent Contract
Interview Preparation – Selection of Questions

January 4, 2018

Application Deadline

January 15, 2018
6:00 p.m.


February, 2018

Selection of Superintendent/Contract Approval

July 1, 2018

New Superintendent Contract Begins


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