Chris Stephens

Hopkins' Stephens intends to retire this year

Superintendent will take a job with MASA
Kayla Deneau, Staff Writer
"We’d like to get a good quality leader to continue what you started," said John Myers, school board president


HOPKINS—Hopkins superintendent Chris Stephens announced at the school board work session Monday, Feb. 3, he will be retiring at the end of the current school year During his seven years, the district has renovated all of its buildings, and instructional improvements have led to some of the highest achievement scores in the Allegan Area Education Service Agency.

School board president John Myers said, “During his time with Hopkins Public Schools, Chris has built a strong administrative team and created a strategic plan that continues to guide the decisions of the district. We will miss his leadership.”
Stephens said after careful consideration with his family, he has decided to accept an opportunity offered to him by the Michigan Association of School Administrators.
“In December I was approached about a job opportunity with (MASA) to work in their program of planning and mentoring—working with superintendents who are new to the craft and those who are wanting to get into the craft,” he said. “I will be reducing the number of hours that I work and still be able to do something I love.”
Stephens said he will continue to work hard through the end of the school year and see everything is completed before leaving.

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