Serve. Innovate. Empower.

Focusing on collaborative, value-added services, I commend the consistent quality of enriching support our organization provides to our students, partners, and community. As we celebrate literacy during “March is Reading Month,” I also wish to highlight and acknowledge the following team members and their accomplishments as positive indicators of our collective successes during this past month: Scott Sawyer, Deputy Superintendent, was recognized as the 2021 Michigan School Business Official of the Year; Joshua Hook was hired as our new Assistant Director of Instructional Services; Lisa Coney was featured in an article for the Michigan Banner; Florence Thompson was recognized as our monthly Orange Spot recipient for consistently exhibiting the Happiness Advantage, and; Dr. Ericka Taylor, Executive Director of Early Childhood, and her team partnered with regional leaders to secure a $300,000 MI Tri-Share Child Care Program grant for the Great Lakes Bay Region. I am grateful that our Saginaw ISD remains steadfast to our vision and mission to serve, innovate, and empower, while modeling servant leadership for all stakeholders. 

Yours in Education,
Jeffrey Collier, Superintendent

Congratulations Scott Sawyer
Named 2021 Business Official of the Year

Scott Sawyer, Saginaw ISD Deputy Superintendent, has been named the 2021 Michigan School Business Official of the Year from Michigan School Business Officials! This award honors an individual with an emphasis on innovative and unique accomplishments during the past two years.

Welcome Joshua Hook
Assistant Director of Instructional Services

Join us in welcoming Joshua Hook to Saginaw ISD! Mr. Hook is the new Assistant Director of Instructional Services. He will assist in providing servant leadership, direction, and facilitated collaboration of instructional services to SISD and school districts throughout Saginaw County. 

$300,000 Tri-Share Grant
Child Care Support for the GLBR

The Michigan Women’s Commission awarded a $300,000 grant to Saginaw ISD on behalf of the Great Lakes Bay Region to act as one of three regions across Michigan to pilot the MI Tri-Share Child Care Program. This program will assist qualifying employees, who work with participating regional employers, with child care expenses.

Congratulations Mr. Jeff Dukes
Named CTE Alumni of the Year

Mr. Jeff Dukes, a pipefitter apprentice at UA Local 85, and 2013 graduate of Arthur Hill High School, has been named the Saginaw Career Complex's 2021 Career and Technical Education Alumni of the Year.

Congratulations Lisa Coney
Michigan Banner Honors Lisa Coney

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Michigan Banner conducted a special interview with Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center's school social worker, Lisa Coney.

Congratulations Flo Thompson
February Orange Spot Recipient

Congratulations to Florence Thompson our February Orange Spot Recipient! Florence, our Data and CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) Specialist for the Early Childhood Department at Claytor Elementary, was nominated by her colleague, Lindsay Riopelle.

Congratulations Sally Howell
March Educator Spotlight

Congratulations to Sally Howell, this month's educator in the spotlight! Sally, a first-grade teacher at Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, works diligently to keep students engaged and meet their learning needs in a variety of ways.

Leading During the Pandemic
Providing Educational Innovation

Building on their decades of success, Michigan ISD's have continued to be innovative educational leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Michigan's Intermediate School Districts have become the central point for coordinating information between schools and health professionals.

Preschool Enrollment Open
Register for Preschool in Saginaw County

Saginaw ISD’s Great Start Readiness Program currently has limited preschool openings available in Carrollton, Saginaw Township, and within the City of Saginaw. For residents outside of these areas, Saginaw ISD’s Head Start/Early Head Start programs have several preschool openings available throughout Saginaw County.

March is Reading Month
Local Employers Read to Elementary Kids

To celebrate March is Reading Month, over twenty employers in Saginaw County have committed to reading to elementary school children. Thanks to a collaboration between Saginaw ISD’s CTE and Instructional Services Departments, community readers will be sharing books that pertain to careers focused on developing critical career awareness at a young age.
February Newsletter

In February, we shared a lot of great news. Dr. Katherine Ellison, Lisa Coney, Monica Terry, Brandi Meyers, and Jenny Geno were featured. Also shared, were grant opportunities, Black History Month, CTE Month, and more!

January Newsletter

In January, we shared a lot of great news. Articles included Richard Burmeister's 29 Years of Leadership, Heather Phelp's promotion, orange spot recipients, GLBEC enrollment, Board of Education appreciation, EducationWeek branding webinar, and more!