(CLARE, Mich.) – Twenty-one local high school students were recognized Thursday for finding a way – to overcome, to power through, to move beyond. The lessons they’ve learned along the way should serve them well in the next chapter of their lives.
Special Meeting of the Board of Education – Superintendent Interviews
Two candidates have been selected for second interviews for Superintendent of Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District.
Monday, May 9th
5:00 pm Christopher Parker, Superintendent
6:45 pm Tara Mager, Prinicpal
Meridian Public Schools
Interviews will be held in the Clare Gladwin RESD Administration Building, 4041 E. Mannsiding Road, Clare, in Conference Rooms A & B. Community members, district staff and interested parties are invited to attend.
Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the Superintendent’s office at 989-386-3851 at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting, or as soon as possible, to request assistance.
CGRESD SUPERINTENDENT PRESLER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Feb. 25, 2022
After 33 distinguished years in education, capped by a long run as superintendent of Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District, Sheryl Presler is calling it a career.
Presler informed the CGRESD Board of Education and staff on Feb. 16 that she would be retiring at the end of September. The board has begun the process of securing her successor with a keen understanding of the difficulty involved in filling her shoes.
“Sheryl has set a standard of leadership and vision that creates a real challenge in finding the next superintendent for this organization,” said Board President Barbara Richards, a trustee on the board that hired Presler as superintendent in 2007. “The level of respect she has earned throughout the course of her career - from people in local districts to educators across the state to her present-day staff - is impressive.”
Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District is working in cooperation with state and local partners to support the Executive Order issued by Governor Whitmer Wednesday that expands child care access for working families feeling the stress of the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
CGRESD’s priority is to connect local essential workers to child care providers who have the capacity to provide care for their children. Those members of the essential workforce should visit www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential. From there, their information will be routed to agencies in the community who will help them find care.
CGRESD is also working with local school districts to put in place contingency plans to open emergency child care centers in some existing licensed school facilities. At this time, these facilities will only be activated if the pressure on the existing local child care capacity is exceeded. The first priority is to support existing providers who have the capacity to provide care for the essential workforce.
Questions can be directed to CGRESD Early Childhood Director Kendra Curtiss-Tomaski at 989.386.8656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math in the Mail focuses on developing math skills in three-year-olds by providing the tools needed in the home environment for parents and caregivers. Children from Clare and Gladwin Counties, as well as surrounding counties can be enrolled in the program. Families enrolled in the Math in the Mail program will receive a free kit in the mail six times per year that will contain materials, resources and instructions for several age-appropriate math activities.
Math in the Mail is part of a region-wide focus to better prepare our students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences and STEM careers. To enroll, families should visit the Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative website, or call (989) 737-9532. Enrollment is on-going.
This initiative is funded by the Dow Corning Foundation, and represents a collaboration between the Bay-Arenac ISD, Clare-Gladwin RESD, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Midland ESA, and the Saginaw ISD.