Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Allendale Public Schools
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Allendale Public Schools

Allendale Public Schools is located in Allendale Township, a fast growing community in Ottawa County – 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and 15 minutes from the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Allendale Township is also the home of the Grand Valley State Lakers.    

Allendale Public Schools consists of one PK-3 Elementary, one 4-5 Elementary, one 6-8 Middle School, one High School and an Alternative High School. The District has an operating budget of $26 million and student enrollment has been growing for several years - it was 2,660 in the fall of 2016.  In 2016, the Board adopted a new 5 year Strategic Plan.  The District is currently working on a tentative May 2, 2017 Bond election for new facilities and capital improvements. 

For more information on Allendale Public Schools go to:

Board of Education

Christopher Breen, President (December, 2020)
Aaron Haight, Vice President (December 2020)
Sheryl Pineiro, Secretary (December, 2018)
Pamela DeJong, Treasurer (December, 2020)
Meegan Zickus, Trustee (December, 2018)                    
Jennifer Coffey, Trustee (December, 2016)
Michael Maycroft, Trustee (December, 2016)                               

New Trustees – January, 2017
Roger Modderman
​Josh Thurkettle

Salary and Contract Information

The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Compensation will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate and requirements of the position. A preliminary salary range of $130,000 to $145,000 has been established.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should complete and submit an online application found at

Completed online applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on February 21, 2017. No “hard copy,” fax or emailed copies accepted. IF requested by the candidate, materials will be treated confidentially through the screening process. Candidate names will become public at the time an interview is scheduled.

All questions regarding the search should be directed to Denny Patzer, Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards, at phone (269) 207-7220 or email

Search Timeline



Application deadline

Feb. 21

Selection of candidates to interview

Mar. 13

First round interviews

Mar. 20, 21, 22

Final interviews

Mar. 28

Superintendent to start

July 1

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