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East Grand Rapids Public Schools

Tradition of Excellence

District Administrators

Heidi S. Kattula, Ed.D., Superintendent

Heidi S. Kattula, Ed.D., Superintendent

Dr. Heidi Kattula
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. 
LeeAnn Stephan, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

LeeAnn Stephan, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

Ms. Stephan

LeeAnn Stephan began her career in education in 2002 as a special education teacher. After spending ten years in the classroom at the middle school and high school level, she began her administrative career as an elementary principal in 2012. Ms. Stephan joined the East Grand Rapids administrative team as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction in 2021. In this role she ensures that our Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum provides East students with the academic foundation and essential tools necessary to be successful in our 21st century global community. Curriculum growth and expansion, ongoing professional development, and collaboration among parents, staff, and administrators continue to be the cornerstones of our district. Ms. Stephan earned her Specialist in Education degree from Central Michigan University, her Masters in Education from Grand Valley State University, and an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education, with minors in Political Science and Psychology, from Michigan State University.  

Anthony W. Morey, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

Anthony W. Morey, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

Anthony Morey
Anthony Morey joined East Grand Rapids Public Schools in 2001 as a middle school social studies teacher after graduating from Western Michigan University with a major in secondary education. After nine years as a middle school teacher, Mr. Morey served as the middle school assistant principal for one year before assuming the principalship of Wealthy Elementary School in 2011. After five years as an elementary principal, Mr. Morey returned to the middle school as the building principal in 2016. In 2019, Mr. Morey transitioned into the role of Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations. As Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations, Mr. Morey leads the district in all budget, accounting, payroll, auditing, facility, purchasing, and collective bargaining matters and related areas. He has served as a member of the EGRPS Negotiations Team since 2010 and as co-chair of the Safety and Security Team since 2012. Mr. Morey holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. 
Joanne D. Platt, Special Education Supervisor

Joanne D. Platt, Special Education Supervisor

Picture of Joanne Platt
Joanne Platt has over 25 years of experience as a school psychologist. She previously worked in Wyoming Public Schools for nine years and has spent the last 16 years in East Grand Rapids Public Schools. In her time at EGRPS, she has supported general education and special education students at all levels. In addition, she has greatly enjoyed working collaboratively with parents and educators in order to meet the needs of students. Mrs. Platt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in special education evaluation, interventions, and support. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University and earned her master’s in educational psychology from Michigan State University, as well as an educational specialist degree in school psychology.