For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020
Contact: Ray Telman, 517-285-5370
Lansing, MI – Port Huron Superintendent Jamie Cain was appointed president of the Middle Cities Education Association Board of Directors for the 2020-21 school year.
“This year promises to present a unique challenge for each of the 27 Middle Cities districts,” said Executive Director Ray Telman. “Collaboration and sharing information among like districts have always been hallmarks of our association, but this year will be like none we’ve experienced.”
“Jamie’s leadership will be welcomed as we work together, share our successes and our challenges, and bring the experience of all members to the work each of us must do to ensure our students and staff are safe and our communities well-served,” Telman said.
Cain assumed leadership of the Port Huron Area School District in July 2014, having previously served as the superintendent of the Marysville Public Schools. Among the highlights of his tenure at Port Huron Area School District is the passage of a more than $100 million bond issue in 2016 and his recognition that same year as recipient of the Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Superintendent Communicator of the year award.
“I look forward to this opportunity,” Cain said. “I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Middle Cities superintendents, who truly are leaders in the field.”
The last two state superintendents – Mr. Brian Whiston and Dr. Michael F. Rice – were active members of Middle Cities. Six of the last nine Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators superintendent of the year awardees have been Middle Cities superintendents.
“Our great advantage in tackling the epic challenge of teaching and learning during this worldwide pandemic is our ability to share our experiences. Nobody asked for this, but we work together for the benefit of all in Middle Cities, and our collective experiences will inform our work on behalf of the children and families in the communities we serve.”
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The Middle Cities Education Association is a consortium of more than 27 urban school districts in Michigan, formed out of a shared commitment to improving educational opportunities for the urban learner. To learn more about the impact of educators in communities across Michigan, visit middlecities.org