Nyen named new MARESA superintendent

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency has offered an employment contract to Dr. Gregory Nyen, current superintendent and K-12 principal of Burt Township Schools, to be the new MARESA superintendent.

He will succeed Deborah Veiht, who retired earlier this year.

Nyen’s prior administrative experience includes that of district administrator/superintendent of schools in Waupaca, Wisconsin, and director of student services in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Nyen earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his master of science degree in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and his doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

The MARESA Board of Education authorized president Julie Shaw to negotiate the employment contract for Nyen, which will be ratified by the board at a subsequent meeting.

“The board of education interviewed some very talented individuals,” Shaw said in a news release. “Dr. Nyen brings a wide array of qualities and experiences to the position, which we believe will serve MARESA, and the school districts we serve, well into the future.”

The board is hopeful that Nyen will begin official duties on July 1.

The final interviews were facilitated by Charles Andrews, regional president of the Michigan Leadership Institute.

The interviews were conducted on Thursday. Other finalists were: Melanie Allen, associate superintendent of general education at MARESA; Dr. Jay Kulbertis, superintendent of Gladstone Area Public Schools and Rapid River Public Schools; and Dr. Travis Smith, Cherry Creek Elementary School principal with Marquette Area Public Schools.


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