Erin MacGregor


Erin J. MacGregor, Ed.S. is starting his ninth year as Superintendent of Howell Public Schools. During his tenure with Howell Public Schools, MacGregor has built a culture of trust and support, passed a $12.5 million dollar technology bond, and a $39 million dollar capital and safety bond, rightsized the district, and launched several new educational initiatives such as a Spanish Language Immersion Program, an Innovation Academy, and the Portrait of a Highlander, a whole-child educational vision. He was named the 2017-18 Michigan School Public Relations Association Outstanding Superintendent Communicator of the Year for his dedication to and support of effective communications. He was also named the 2020 Howell Chamber Citizen of the Year for his commitment to the community, strong civic presence, and for helping lead the school district through the pandemic. Before becoming Superintendent in Howell, MacGregor served as an assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. MacGregor holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, a Masters of Arts in Education from Michigan State University, and an Educational Specialist in Administration from Oakland University.

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Day 1
September 20, 2023
3:30 pm

The Superintendent/Board of Education Relationship: Developing & Sustaining a Healthy and Productive Governance Team [Supt/Board]

Tower B
20 September
Time:  3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Location:  Tower B
Speaker:  Erin MacGregor

In today's environment, developing new board members while integrating them into an effective governance team is an essential component of the superintendent’s responsibilities. To this end, the superintendent must have a comprehensive system to grow and sustain a healthy and productive governance team. From proactive outreach to board candidates, to a board member orientation process, to a strategic communication plan, to intentional engagement with school building communities, this session will equip attendees with resources to create a synergy between the superintendent and individual board members while growing a governance team that is best equipped to lead the school district. This session may be most beneficial for superintendents who are in their first few years of the superintendency.

Focus: Central Office/Leadership Development/Other.

1) Attendees will understand how to orient new board members to their role on a school board.
2) Attendees will understand how to develop and sustain a healthy and productive board governance team.
3) Attendees will leave the session with resources to assist with building a system to develop and sustain a productive board governance team.

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