Mason Public Schools Selects New Superintendent, Dr. Gary Kinzer
On June 1, the Mason Public Schools Board (MPS) of Education met with the final three Superintendent candidates.
After much input from stakeholders and hearing from all the candidates, the Board voted to offer Dr. Gary Kinzer the position as the next Superintendent of Mason Public Schools. He will join the district officially on July 1, 2022. The Mason Public School’s Board of Education is appreciative to all stakeholders who were able to attend the public meetings and provide input throughout this process.
Dr. Kinzer is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Novi Community Schools serving over 900 employees and 6,900 students. In his Human Resources role, he has built positive relationships with district administrators, teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, operations staff, and the Board of Education. He was also part of the team that passed a $185 million bond proposal and is involved in the current construction process.
Prior to his time at Novi Community Schools, he served Okemos Public Schools as Principal of Hiawatha Elementary School, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Kinawa Middle School and was also a High School English teacher. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and his masters and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.
Kurt Creamer, MPS Board President states, “Mason Public Schools has had a solid leadership team for many years under Ronald Drzewicki. We were fortunate to have several strong candidates for the superintendent position. Our goal was to find a candidate who would continue the district’s positive momentum and take it to the next level. We believe that Dr. Kinzer was the best choice to move the district forward and we are eager to have him join our team.”
Dr. Kinzer will be able to work with current Superintendent, Ronald J. Drzewicki, Ed.S., until his official retirement on August 31, 2022. Dr. Kinzer and his wife, Marcy, live in Okemos with their two children.