Superintendent Ben Shuldiner
BENJAMIN SHULDINER is the newly appointed Superintendent of the Lansing School District. Previously, he was a Dean’s Fellow and the Distinguished Lecturer of Education Leadership at Hunter College, City University of New York, where he directed all School and District Leadership programs for the institution. In 2015, Ben was appointed to the New York City Board of Education, the largest school system in America, serving over 1.1 million students. He also was named a trustee of the Board of Education Retirement System, where he helped manage over $5 billion of Pension Assets. In 2016 and again in 2017, Ben was elected President of ASCD, the largest education professional organization in the country, comprising over 125,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 138 countries— including 52 affiliate organizations. The first president to serve two terms, Ben had the longest tenure of any President in the 75-year history of the venerable organization.
Over the last decade Ben consulted around the world supporting schools and districts to better serve students and their communities. Among his many endeavors, Ben worked with Norwegian school and district administrators supporting their leadership growth. He worked closely with numerous Indian education systems to effectively provide a world-class learning environment. Domestically, Ben also helped support Urban Assembly schools as well as other NYC DOE schools and districts.
Before these roles, Ben was the founder and principal of the High School for Public Service (HSPS), in Brooklyn, NY. Under Ben’s leadership, HSPS received numerous awards for its outstanding success. HSPS was named one of the top 50 high schools in New York City by the Daily News and received a Bronze Medal from US News and World Report, putting it among the top schools in the country. In 2010, HSPS was named the top Title I school in New York, the first time a high school has ever won this award. Ben also led innovative projects at HSPS that gained national notoriety, from the creation of a fully functioning acre organic farm to a school-wide grading curriculum focused on mastery and proficiency.
For his work in education, Ben was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service for an Individual 35 Years of Age and Under. Ben received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and his MSEd from Baruch College.
Ben is looking forward to immersing himself in Lansing and getting to know all of the wonderful people that make up the Lansing School District and the surrounding communities.
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:
- If you are a district employee and would like to report prohibited behavior, please fill out the form on the Lansing School District Prohibited Behavior Internal Reporting Portal. (You must be logged into your Office 365 account.)
Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator