The Clintondale Community Schools Board of Education on May 31st, unanimously voted to select Kenneth Janczarek to be their next Superintendent of Schools. Janczarek comes to Clintondale from Clarkston Community Schools where he is currently serving as the Director of Special Programs.
Janczarek previously served as innovation director at Lapeer Community Schools, principal at Turrill Year-Round Elementary School in Lapeer, principal at Schickler Elementary School in Lapeer and a teacher for Waterford School District. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Oakland University and a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University.
Officials of Clintondale Community Schools have been engaged in the search process for a new superintendent since former Superintendent Rodriquez Broadnax retired in December of 2022. Barbara VanSweden has acted as the interim superintendent and is scheduled to leave on June 30th.
The Board of Education’s selection was supported by an inclusive process. Selection criteria were generated based upon community input via an online survey. Additionally, administrators, faculty, and parents provided input during a series of structured stakeholder conversations.
Community members provided immediate feedback to board members during preliminary and final candidate interviews. The board of education greatly appreciates the district’s citizens and staff support of the process.