Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education Statement:
The Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education has concluded and reviewed its annual evaluation of Superintendent Matt Wandrie. The Board evaluated Mr. Wandrie’s job performance in 11 individual categories including community relations, educational leadership and student growth and achievement.
We are proud to announce that Superintendent Wandrie received highly effective overall ratings from all seven board members.
As a result of Mr. Wandrie’s strong leadership, we have continued to build upon the many successes of the recent past. In the last year, we have moved forward with a renewed focus on teaching and learning. In spite of the significant hardships facing public school districts across the state, we have maintained and, in many areas, expanded opportunities for students at every level. As an example, this fall our high school students will have the opportunity to enroll in Lapeer Early College. Through this partnership with Baker College and Mott Community College, students commit to three years in the program, starting in their junior year, and progress toward an associate degree by the end of their 5th year.
Also starting this fall, Lynch Elementary will become a K-5 STEM focus school utilizing the nation’s leading STEM curriculum. The future will bring even more focus concepts to our youngest students.
We have found our rhythm as an organization, even as we continue to find new and inventive ways to leverage resources to equip our students with the skills they need to be successful.
We were honored to be able to host State Superintendent Brian Whiston and a contingent of educational leaders from across the country last month. His desire to visit Lapeer, to see all the new and exciting things happening here, is a testament to our growth as a district.
We are excited about the future, as the innovative thinking that brought so much to our community in recent years becomes the new normal. There is much more work to be done, but we are confident in Mr. Wandrie’s vision for the future and our role in it.
In partnership with Mr. Wandrie and his administrative team, and all of our dedicated staff, we are certain the best is yet to come.