LISD Superintendent Receives "Effective" Rating
The Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) Board of Education rated LISD Superintendent Mark Haag “Effective” at his annual review during the December Board of Education meeting, scoring at an 85% rate on the Michigan Association of School Board Evaluation instrument for Intermediate School/Educational Service Agency Superintendents. As part of the evaluation, the Board of Education extended Superintendent Haag’s contract by one additional year, now running through December 31, 2025.
Haag is in his seventh year in this role with the LISD and his 19th year as a school superintendent, having previously served at Onsted Community Schools and Michigan Center Schools. “I am extremely pleased with the support from the Board of Education, our staff, and our local districts,” said Haag. “I consider it an honor to continue to serve in my capacity at the LISD and enjoy the collaborative nature of our community, the opportunities for students and, hopefully, playing some role in having a positive impact on their future.”
The Board of Education identified several of Haag’s strengths during the evaluation process, including building relationships with the board, employees, and community stakeholders, managing district operations and finances with increased transparency, planning, and input to best meet the needs of students and local school districts, and his dedication to continuous improvement in educational leadership. The Board of Education cited evidence in proactive internal and external communications, successful large facility enhancement and maintenance projects, and the development of a District Implementation Team to focus on the systematic implementation of instructional initiatives by considering need, fit, resources, evidence, readiness, and capacity.
The Board of Education also noted the importance on continuing to focus on creating an attractive organizational climate for employees to grow, develop, and enjoy working.
“Superintendent Haag continues to have high expectations for himself and those around him to increase the chances for students in Lenawee County to have successful educational outcomes,” said Richard Germond, LISD Board of Education President. “He is visible, active, and approachable in both the district and the community, and we look forward to his continued leadership for years to come.”