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Bill Hammer
School Bell Award 2017
This 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”!
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Nathon Kelley
New APS Board Member
Meet Allegan Public Schools new board member, Nathon Kelley. Following a special board meeting, Nathon Kelley was selected to fill the position vacated by Jeff McLaughlin’s resignation. Nathon and his wife, Katie, have three children at Dawson Elementary. He is Cubmaster for Pack 3026 and also on the board for the Allegan Tigershark Aquatics. He is looking forward to becoming more involved with the school district and is excited to be a part of Allegan Public Schools.
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Mr. and Mrs. Orr
Mr. Orr Receives Award
The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) announced that Ron Orr, Past Principal of Dawson Elementary School was selected to receive a Regional Honors Award at the state conference. Mr. Orr has been recognized as Principal of the Year in Region 9 for his selfless commitment to students and staff and leadership in Response to Intervention. This award is presented to a single administrator in each of fourteen MEMSPA regions in Michigan. Ron received this award at the annual Michigan Elementary School Principal Association Conference held on December 7, 2017, in Traverse City. Congratulations, Mr. Orr.
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