Cindy Leaman named new Principal of Pioneer High School

Cindy Leaman, currently the principal of Clague Middle School, speaks at Clague’s 40th Anniversary celebration last month.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia P. Green is pleased to announce that Cindy Leaman has been named the new Principal at Pioneer High School.

Ms. Leaman is currently the Principal at Clague Middle School. She will take the leadership position at Pioneer starting on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

Judy Hayes, current Assistant Principal at Clague, has been named the Interim Principal until the position is filled.

Ms. Leaman came to the Ann Arbor Public Schools in 2007 to serve as Principal at Clague Middle School. She is very involved in many district committees including leading the efforts in RTI – Response to Intervention, by rolling out and teaching the model to other district principals and chairing the Principals’ Committee on Teacher Evaluations. Ms. Leaman is also a member of the district’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Prior to Ann Arbor Ms. Leaman served as Principal at The Dearborn Academy, a public Charter school. She also served as Principal at St. Paul on the Lake School in Grosse Pointe Farms, and at Most Holy Trinity School in Detroit.

Ms. Leaman began her career teaching high school. She was a high school swim coach, assistant track coach and the high school yearbook advisor.

Ms Leaman holds a B.A. in Education from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Educational Leadership and recently received her Educational Specialist Degree both from Wayne State University.

Pioneer and Clague staff and families have been notified. Pioneer staff will meet Ms. Leaman before the district goes on winter break. Pioneer families will have a chance to meet her after break at two scheduled “meet and greets” at Pioneer.

AAPS also thanks Kevin Hudson, who has served as Interim Principal Pioneer since July, and the entire administrative team: Lisa Anglin, Eve Claar and Robert Klemmer. Mr. Klemmer will continue to serve as an assistant principal during the transition returning to the Pioneer classroom at start of second semester.

The entire AAPS family welcomes Ms. Leaman to Pioneer High School as she takes over the leadership position at one of the most highly regarded high schools not only in the state, but also in the nation.

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