School Bell Award 2017

School Bell Award 2017
Bill HammerThis year’s winner of the prestigious School Bell award was Bill Hammer.  Bill retired this year, after 41 years of service to Allegan Public Schools.  Over the years, his job titles have included:  Teacher, Asst. Principal (MS and HS), Principal (HS and Elem) and most recently Director of Operations. As someone who has contributed to nearly every aspect of the district, Mr. Hammer is definitely going to be missed. We wish him all the best for an enjoyable retirement, as he takes on his newest title of “Senior Sunrise Analyst”!

Voted on by the administration of Allegan Public Schools, the School Bell Award is given annually to a person or persons who have gone above and beyond in service to the district.  Mr. Hammer's contributions to the school district extend even further than those listed above.  Bill managed several Bond Issues in the recent past -- with his attention to every detail very apparent in the quality of construction at the high school and throughout the district.  In the Allegan community, Mr. Hammer was also active, retiring recently from his position on the Board of Directors of the Allegan General Hospital Foundation, where he was instrumental in organizing the "Strides for Health" 5K run.