2017-12-07 / Front Page

Board approves superintendent evaluation

By Gary Gould
810-452-2650 • ggould@mihomepaper.com

DAVISON — Davison Board of Education members have rated Superintendent Eric Lieske as highly effective in his eighth year on the job.

Board members unanimously approved extending Lieske’s fiveyear contract another year at their Dec. 4 meeting.

Lieske was evaluated by the seven member board during a closed session meeting held in November. Board members rated Lieske based on several factors including: Vision for Learning and Achievement;

Leadership Behavior; Safe, Effective, Efficient School Operations; Community Building; and Contextual and Political.

“Eric leads our district with passion and integrity, "said Board President Kathleen Sudia. “He is a true leader in every sense of the word. He has successfully moved us to a balanced calendar. We are making great strides with great leadership from our entire staff with our test scores. Eric is moving us in the right direction. We are blessed to have him.

“Eric has a very clear vision of where we need to be as a district - and how to get us there. We have had a mission statement for years, but until we adopted "Where Kids Come First and Futures Begin" nobody knew what it was. Now everybody knows it!”

“He’s an excellent superintendent,” said Karen Conover, Personnel Committee Chairperson and Board Secretary. “He has performed well beyond our expectations.”

She added he has been focused in his vision for Davison schools and has successfully led the district and the community in codifying that vision into concrete tools for realizing that vision.

“His leadership in focusing our mission into what's most important for students has been invaluable to the district,” said Conover.

Lieske began his career in Davison in 1997. During his 21 years with the District, he has held roles including teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent.

He began serving as superintendent July 1, 2010, succeeding Clay Perkins, who retired.

“It’s a great place,” Lieske told the board of education, Monday. “There’s a lot of great stuff going on here and I’ve had a great staff and board there to support me.”

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