Dr. Gregory Nyen is currently the Superintendent for the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA). Prior to his current position, Greg was the Superintendent and K-12 Principal for Burt Township School in Grand Marais, MI. Greg served the students of Wisconsin as a school psychologist, special education director, and superintendent for approximately 23 years before coming to the Upper Peninsula.
Greg received his Bachelor of Science degree in English and Psychology at age 25 and his Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology three years later. In December of 2017 he ended his relationship with the University of Wisconsin system when he attained his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy.
Greg has served a number of service-based organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Optimists Club. In addition, Greg has also served on various Chambers of Commerce and United Way boards focused on improving the communities in which he lived.
Prior to his arrival in the Upper Peninsula, Greg was a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) board of directors and in 2010, he was nominated and received the Administrator of the Year Award for his contributions to special education and pupil services at the state and federal level. He was a member of the Wisconsin Council of Administrators in Special Services (WCASS) executive board for approximately 10 years including 2 years as President of the organization. Greg also served as the Legislative Chair for the Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance (SAA) and has provided testimony to support educational programming and opportunities for students on numerous occasions.
Since arriving to the Upper Peninsula Greg has been a member of the educator shortage workgroup, co-lead the effort for the reinstatement of 22d(2), saving paradise, funds and advocated for changes to the Read by Grade Three law, among other things. Most recently, his focus has been appropriately placed on supporting the mental health needs of young people within a multi-tiered system of support.