East Grand Rapids Public Schools
is an outstanding school system with dedicated students, a highly qualified
staff, administration, Board of Education, parents, and community committed to
providing an excellent educational program. Our motto of a "Tradition of
Excellence" is a commitment, a challenge, and an expectation.
Through collaboration at every
level, East Grand Rapids stands out as a model of public school success. We have received many state and national
accolades, honors, and awards in our long history. As a school system, we view these
achievements as a challenge as we strive to continually improve our curriculum,
instructional, and assessment practices to meet the educational needs of all
In all areas of our educational programs, the development of the
whole child - cognitive, social, emotional, and physical - is valued and
supported. Our students are provided
with a challenging academic program coupled with a caring school environment. Together with outstanding teachers, these support
systems promote and encourage personal responsibility and foster citizenship
development in our students.
As you browse our district website,
we hope you will find relevant and key information about our student activities
and accomplishments throughout the district and learn more about our successes
that will be used as a foundation to build upon. We anticipate our future with excitement and
invite you to be a part of our continued commitment to excellence. Please feel free to contact us if you have
suggestions or input regarding this school year and how we can make it the best
year ever for our students.
Sara Magaña Shubel, Ph.D.
Letter from the Superintendent:
Please click here to view the 2017 Welcome Letter from Superintendent, Dr. Sara Magaña Shubel.
About the Superintendent
Dr. Sara Magaña Shubel, the Superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools since 2006, works in collaboration with the Board of Education and administrative staff in establishing the goals and priorities for the district. Dr. Shubel is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a doctorate degree in educational administration. Prior to her current position as the Superintendent, Dr. Shubel worked as Director of School Development Services for Ingham Intermediate School District, an educational service agency that provides instructional support and services for 20 school districts in Ingham County. Dr. Shubel has also worked as an education consultant for the Michigan Department of Education, and as an elementary school teacher. Judie Malec serves as her Executive Assistant.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools Administration:
Jennifer S. Fee, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
Kevin D. Philipps, Assistant Superintendent of Business
William Behrendt, Director of Special Education
Douglas R. Jenkins, Director of Technology and Assessment