Board of Education Selects Next Superintendent

Board of Education Selects Next Superintendent

Lakeshore Public Schools/ Michigan Leadership Institute

Press Release - March 22, 2021

 On Monday, March 22, the Lakeshore Board of Education moved forward on hiring Mr. Greg Eding as its next Superintendent of Schools, contingent upon successful contract negotiations. 

 The Board interviewed two final candidates during the open process.  Jason Misner, Superintendent of Parchment Schools, was the other finalist.  The candidates presented their proposed 90-Day Entry Plans into the school district and community.  The Board asked questions of each candidate during and after the presentations by each candidate.  After deliberations the board unanimously approved the hiring of Mr. Eding.

Board President, Dr. Jason Beckrow stated, “Mr. Eding’s calm, stable leadership; his focus on collaboration and continuous improvement; and his passion for children and for the Lakeshore community will serve the district well.  His plan for the next 90 days includes enhancing relationships and partnerships, increasing the use of relevant data, establishing a team first culture, fostering community engagement and ensuring staff support.  The Board looks forward to working with him to drive that work and more well into the future.”

Mr. Eding has served the Zeeland Public Schools since 2004.  He was the middle school principal for twelve years, prior to becoming the high school principal in 2016.  Previously, he was the assistant principal of Chandler Woods Charter Academy for three years and served National Heritage Academies as its educational technology manager.  Mr. Eding taught and coached in the Hamilton Community Schools for six years.

Board President Beckrow, Kevin Bushu and Jeff Hannan will serve as a committee to negotiate and recommend a contract for Mr. Eding to the Board.

Throughout the process the board received guidance from the Michigan Leadership Institute and input from the staff and community.  “We’re incredibly grateful to the administrators, teachers and community members who gave us their thoughts on various candidates throughout this process,” Beckrow said. “We will rely on everyone’s passion for Lakeshore and our students to continue to move the district forward.”