The district is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanice Swift has accepted the offer of the position as Superintendent for the Ann Arbor Public Schools from the Board of Education.
Dr. Swift now enters into negotiations with the BOE President Deb Mexicotte.
See below for a bio on Dr. Swift:
Jeanice Kerr Swift, Ph.D. is a lifetime educator, having served twenty-five years as classroom teacher, teacher coach, principal, and district administrator. She currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Services in Colorado Springs School District 11. Dr. Swift works as a passionate advocate for children, believing each child’s unique talents should be leveraged to meet high expectations for learning and ensure success beyond graduation.
Dr. Swift delights in working alongside teachers, support staff, and leaders to improve student performance. As principal of Charles M. Russell Middle School of the Performing Arts and Science, the school was designated a National Trailblazer School to Watch and received the Governor’s Distinguished Achievement award for improved student achievement.
As a district administrator, Dr. Swift has led improvement efforts focused on teaching and learning, and, along with the Colorado Springs team, has achieved improved student performance outcomes. Under Dr. Swift’s leadership, School District 11 recently received the Rising Star Award from MIND Research Institute for exemplary implementation of math programming resulting in improved elementary math achievement.
Dr. Swift earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a major in English and a minor in Spanish, at the University of Texas, Arlington. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Colorado and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership at the University of Denver.
Dr. Swift believes that every child deserves a quality education and is committed to extending and enhancing the excellence for which Ann Arbor Public Schools is already known.