search information

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education is embarking on a search for a permanent Superintendent.

The Board of Education has contracted with Michigan Leadership Institute to consult and guide the Board through this process.  Dave Killips, Regional President, will be working directly with the Board.

Community updates and search information will be placed on this site as it becomes available. 

final round information

The task of selecting the next Superintendent of Saline Area Schools is the responsibility of the Board of Education as duly elected representatives of our community. The Board welcomes the public to send them questions may be used in the second round of interviews. 


first round candidates  
first round interview information

Interviews will take place in-person in the Liberty Board of Education Room, with limited seating capacity. Each meeting will also be streamed via Zoom Webinar. Links to each webinar are available on the Board of Education page (calendar). 

  • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • 5:30 pm: Dr. William J. Patterson, Asst. Superintendent of Secondary Curriculum, Jackson Public Schools *feedback form is now closed
    • 7:00 pm: Tyrone Weeks, Director of State and Federal Programs, Farmington Public Schools *feedback form is now closed
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 
    • 5:30 pm: Dr. Stephen Laatsch, Interim Superintendent of Saline Area Schools *feedback form is now closed  
    • 7:00 pm: Edward Manuszak, Superintendent, Dundee Community Schools - 
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 5:30 pm: Dr. Amy Kruppe, Superintendent, Hazel Park Schools *feedback form is now closed



focus groups and community survey

Saline Area Schools would like to thank the 60 individuals who represented special education, diversity, equity and inclusion, the administration, classified staff, certified staff, students, the community and Foundation for Saline Area Schools and extracurricular activities while participating in the superintendent search focus groups on Friday, February 26, 2021. We would also like to thank the 422 individuals who participated in the survey provided. 

The purpose of the survey and the focus groups was to seek broad-based input from the greater educational community while bringing clarity to the qualities sought in our next superintendent. In reviewing the feedback from the focus groups and the survey, it is clear that we are seeking a superintendent who is approachable, who inspires excellence, who values and promotes academic rigor, who is politically unbiased and open and inclusive to all and who is a strong communicator. 

Dave Killups from the Michigan Leadership Institute has worked with Saline Area Schools to develop this profile for potential applicants to review. The posting is live now and will remain so until 4:00 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021. 


On Friday, February 26, focus groups shared their views regarding the qualifications desired in our new superintendent. The groups consisted of: 

  • Special Education
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • Administration 
  • Certified Staff
  • Classified Staff
  • Students 
  • Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Community 
  • Extracurricular, Athletics and Consortium


Throughout this process, the Board of Education values staff and community input. As part of this process, a survey was conducted and available to all stakeholders. The survey is now closed.