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.
Heidi S. Kattula, Ed.D.
Letter from the Superintendent:
Please click here to view the 2018 Welcome Letter from Superintendent, Dr. Heidi Kattula.
About the Superintendent
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