Olmstead, Sweet among 4 candidates for superintendent.

November 30, 2017

Olmstead, Sweet among 4 candidates for superintendent.


SHELBY — Shelby Middle School Principal Mark Olmstead and former Walkerville Public Schools Superintendent Michael Sweet are among four candidates for the Shelby superintendent position.

Hamilton High School Principal Tim Reeves and Executive Director of Elementary Education for Rochester Community Schools Michael Behrmann are also in the running for the position.

“Last night, the Shelby School Board met with MLI (Michigan Leadership Institute) Superintendent Search Consultant and former Shelby High School Principal, Dave Killips, to review superintendent applicants,” states a press release from current Shelby Superintendent Dan Bauer, who is retiring at the end of January.

“Shelby Board of Education has selected candidates to be interviewed for the position of superintendent of schools. Dan Bauer, who has served the school district for over five years announced his retirement in October. Michigan Leadership Institute continues to provide guidance throughout the process.”

The schedule for interviews will be as follows, with all interviews taking place in the Shelby High School Library:

Wednesday, Dec. 6

5:15 p.m. – Tim Reeves

Reeves currently serves as the principal of Hamilton High School and had held this position since 2015. His administrative background includes seven years as a middle school principal and one year as an elementary principal in the Kelloggsville School District. Reeves is a graduate of Hope College with degrees in education and business management. He has a master’s degree from Grand Valley State University in the area of educational leadership.

7 p.m. – Mark Olmstead

Olmstead is the Shelby Middle School principal, holding this position since 2015. Previously, he served the Mason County Central School District as an assistant high school principal, middle school principal, assessment coordinator and student service coordinator. These various positions were over a span of seven years. Olmstead also served as the Kingsley Area Schools athletic director for four years. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in history and education and a master’s degree from Grand Valley State University in educational administration.

Thursday, Dec. 7

5:15 p.m. – Michael Sweet

Sweet has served as an interim administrator at Thomas Read Elementary in Shelby this school year. Previously, he was with Walkerville Public Schools for 22 years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. He served as the superintendent/K-12 principal for seven years. Sweet is a graduate of Calvin College with an educational degree in English. His master’s degree is from Grand Canyon University in educational administration.

7 p.m. – Michael Behrmann

Behrmann currently serves as the executive director of elementary education for Rochester Community Schools. He has been in this position since 2013. Behrmann has also served Rochester Schools as middle school principal for two years and as an elementary principal for 13 years. He was an elementary principal for Oxford Area Community Schools for four years. Behrmann completed his undergraduate work at Michigan State University in criminal justice. He completed his master’s degree at Ohio State University in special education. His education specialist degree is from Oakland University in school administration.

All interviews will be open to the public.

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