Theo Kerhoulas was named superintendent of schools in Port Huron in a 7-0 vote by the Board of Education on Thursday.
Kerhoulas has been Executive Director of Operations and Innovation since 2014.
He was part of a successful team and secured the $ 105.9 million “Building Tomorrow, Today” bond in 2016. With his oversight, the scope of projects was completed on time and on time. budget.
Depending on the district, Kerhoulas’ additional contributions to the district include:
- Safe and secure entrances to all district school resource officer buildings and program.
- Received a 2019 Meridian Award of Excellence from the Michigan Association of School Business Officials (MSBO).
- Deployed 8,500 Chromebooks and moved the district to a 1: 1 tech environment – this became critical when students were forced to go virtual due to the pandemic.
- Kerhoulas served as Acting District Superintendent at the start of the 2020-21 school year when 2014-2021 Superintendent Jamie Cain was on medical leave.
- He is a member of the county and district school task force, which is responsible for operational action plans for the response to the evolving pandemic.
- His role as executive director also included overseeing all district facilities, athletics, a large group of administrative staff, the information technology department, security and safety plans and processes, and support of the overall vision and direction of the district over the past seven years into a leadership capacity.
- Kerhoulas is involved in the community, serving on several committees and boards of local organizations.
“Jamie Cain leaves big shoes to fill but a strong team in place,” Kerhoulas said in a statement. “It’s great to know – both professionally and as a friend – that he’s just down the road and always there to support our team and the schools in Port Huron. “
He said he would focus on helping the district recover from the pandemic.
“While no one could have predicted this and certainly no one is at fault, we must recognize that the pandemic has caused distress to our students, families and staff. Everyone was affected. Our focus as an organization should be on recovery, both academically and socially and emotionally. My goal for our district and our students is to use this as an opportunity to be stronger and better. ”
Kerhoulas joined Port Huron Schools in 2014 after serving as Principal for 10 years at Croswell-Lexington High School. He has lived in the Port Huron area school district and his children have been attending his schools since kindergarten.
“I came to our district because I wanted to be part of my children’s education. I am so proud and grateful for the education they receive, “he said.” I couldn’t ask for better teachers, more opportunities or a stronger system for my children – they are all two flourishing. “
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