Board of Education

Regular Board Meetings are on the first and third Thursday of Every Month. Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. The second meeting of every month will be an Information Study Session beginning at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

All meetings are open to the public and are conducted in Room 106 of the Shirley M. Rodgers Administration Building, 519 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48933, unless otherwise posted.

Superintendent Interview Schedule and Candidate Resumes

Seven Candidates to Interview for Superintendent of Lansing School District

Lansing, Mich. – After evaluating resumes from thirty- nine applicants, the Lansing School District Board of Education selected the following finalists to interview for Superintendent of Schools:

Candidate Interview Live Stream

To watch the live on television Superintendent Candidate Interviews, please visit our Live Streaming page for Channel 21.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., Ass't Professor Educational Leadership, The College of St. Rose, New York, NY; Superintendent (former) City School District of Albany, New York, NY
PDF DocumentMarguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. Resume

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Johnny Edwards, Director of Secondary Education, Kalamazoo Public Schools, MI
PDF DocumentJohnny Edwards Resume

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bob Behnke, M.A., Superintendent, Adrian Public Schools, MI
PDF DocumentBob Behnke, M.A. Resume

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Benjamin Shuldiner, Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY; HS Principal (former), New York City Dept. of Education, NY
PDF DocumentBenjamin Shuldiner Resume

Thursday, March 12, 2020

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Shaun Black, Ph.D., Ass't Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, MI
PDF DocumentShaun Black, Ph.D. Resume

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Venessa Keesler, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent, Michigan Department of Education, MI
PDF DocumentVenessa Keesler, Ph.D. Resume

8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Benjamin Edmondson, Ed.D., CEO, GEM Advocacy Group, LLC; Superintendent (former), Ypsilanti Community Schools, MI
PDF DocumentBenjamin Edmondson, Ed.D. Resume

These interviews mark the beginning of a rigorous vetting process that will include an additional round of public interviews as well as thorough background and reference checks. Interviews will be held on March 11 and 12, 2020, beginning at 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM in the Lansing School District Board Room, 519 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI. Community members, district staff and interested parties are encouraged to attend both evenings of interviews. There will be an opportunity to provide the board with written feedback regarding the interviews.

Board Contact Information

Board of Education
519 West Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 755-1010 

Board Secretary - Nancy Zamiara

Questions, Invites, Announcements

Email questions, concerns, event invites, or announcements to the Lansing School District Board of Education Office.