Superintendent, Paw Paw Public Schools

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Paw Paw Public Schools/MASB
Position Details: 

The Board of Education for Paw Paw Public Schools is in search for a new superintendent. This is only the preliminary posting; a detailed profile of the ideal candidate will be added later.  We encourage interested applicants to refrain from applying until the profile is posted.    

Paw Paw is a vibrant community of 18,000 residents located along I-94 in Van Buren County, just 20 miles west of the city of Kalamazoo. The village is in the heart of SW Michigan – Home of the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival each September. Paw Paw is part of the Van Buren Intermediate School District. It has an enrollment of 2,163 students and 250 dedicated professional and support staff. The district consists of a Pre-School, an Early and Later Elementary school, a Middle school, High school and Alternative High school. Paw Paw’s annual budget is $21.5m and has a fund balance of 27%.

Salary and Contract Information

The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract.  Starting salary range of $120.000 - $135.000 will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate and requirements of the position. 

Application Procedure

Qualified candidates should complete and submit an online application found here.

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.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Denny Patzer, Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards, at 269.207.7220 or

Search Timeline            

Action Date
Application deadline March 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Selection of candidates to interview April 10, 2019
First round interviews April 15 & 16, 2019
Second round interviews April 22, 2019
Board visitation (if necessary) TBD
Selection of superintendent, negotiation of agreement May 1, 2019
Start date July 1, 2019
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