Superintendent


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Dr. Heidi Kattula

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 children.

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.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Heidi Kattula's signature
Heidi S. Kattula, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Letter from the Superintendent:

Please click here to view the 2018 Welcome Letter from Superintendent, Dr. Heidi Kattula. 

About the Superintendent

Dr. Heidi Kattula, the Superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public Schools since 2018, works in collaboration with the Board of Education and administrative staff in establishing the goals and priorities for the district. Dr. Kattula is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Northern Michigan University, and Wayne State University. She holds a doctorate degree in educational administration. Prior to her current position as the Superintendent, Dr. Kattula worked as Executive Director of District and School Services for Oakland Intermediate School District, an educational service agency that provides instructional support and services for 28 school districts in Oakland County. Dr. Kattula has also worked as a central office administrator; elementary, middle, and high school principal; and secondary mathematics and computer science 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



East Grand Rapids Public Schools, Office of the Superintendent, 2915 Hall Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Office Hours: M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm. Phone 616-235-3535 - Fax 616-235-6730