Education Service Center

Student success is not only dependent on a quality instructional staff, but also a dedicated staff of support services employees. The Education Service Center is home to the superintendent and central office administrators as well as the departments of: business services, communications, human services, information services, instructional services, operations, special education, technology services, transportation, and the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Program. Staff members in each of these departments strive to provide the best possible support to staff, students, parents, and community members.

Business Services

The Business Services Department is responsible for the overall business operations of the District including: budgeting and forecasting, cash management and investing, accounts payable and receivable, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, liability insurance, and property management.

Michael MacDonald
Executive Director
James Calkins
Sarah Ray
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Sandra Graybill
Accounting Coordinator
Brittany Padilla
Payroll Accountant
Keena Kent
Fringe Benefits

Human Services

The Department of Human Services oversees the selection and development of high quality administrators, teachers, and support staff. Department staff provide employees, parents, students, and the community with a continuum of responsive, caring, professional services and programs that are state and federal compliant; aimed at enhancing the school environment and experience for our students; and work environment and experience for our employees.

Jason Reinecke
Assistant Superintendent
Ashley Davis
Christine Hajdu
Andrea Hughes
Jillian Baauw

Instructional Services

The office of Instructional Services promotes excellence in curriculum, instruction and assessment. By providing research, leadership and resources, we support a learning community of students, staff and parents to maximize learning and success for all.

Mary Jane Evink
Executive Director
Amber Anthony
Online Specials Coordinator
Krystal Miller
Grant Coordinator
Melissa Nienhouse
Testing Coordinator
Sarah Elliott
Homeless Liaison
Abby Teasley
Migrant Recruiter


This department is responsible for the daily operations of 12 buildings within the district, as well as the Responsibilities include providing a safe and clean environment for students, staff and the community, and the upkeep of all building grounds.

Jason Mackay
Molly Ferguson

Special Education

The Department of Special Education provides a continuum of classroom programs and services for students with special needs. Support services include school psychologists, school social workers, special educational teacher consultants, speech and language therapists, occupational therapist and a physical therapist. Services are provided for special education students in all grades based upon their individual needs. Programs and support services are also provided by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

Kate Augustyn
Kelly Ohlendorf
Administrative Secretary

Technology Services

The Technology Mission Statement is to "Provide Accessible and Dependable Technology to Enhance Education For All." Every building in the district is connected to our infrastructure backbone via high-speed fiber optic cable. Every building is fed voice, data, and video through this network. Our fiber backbone connects to the Merit network fiber pipeline through the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

Cecil Hammond
Matthew Leigh
Assistant Director
Ingrid Hines
Applications/Integration Coordinator
Heather Klingensmith
Help Desk Coordinator
Alex Corder
Technology Specialist
Mandy Miller
Technology Specialist
Brandon Newell
Technology Specialist
Lowell Kirksey
Operations Technology Specialist
Carly Grimes
Chromebook Help Desk
Amanda Zimmermann
Chromebook Help Desk
Matthew Leigh
Assistant Director


The Transportation Department logs over one million operating miles yearly in support of the district's travel needs throughout the 100-square-mile district. A dedicated group of drivers and substitute drivers provide safe service to over 4,000 students daily, and drive over 70,000 miles in support of field trips and athletic events. The two full-time mechanics work to ensure that the district’s 65 buses remain safe and reliable. The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Transportation Department prides itself on a record of professional dedication and safety, and strives to provide the best possible service.

Jason Mackay
Sherry Stone
Logistics Supervisor
Amanda Chciuk
Rebecca Clark

Contact Us

Education Service Center

1415 Beechtree Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616.850.5000
Fax: 616.850.5010
Scott Grimes
Dawn Kelley
Executive Administrative Assistant


Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm