Albion’s new Superintendent of Schools Mickey Edwards is not just coming back to work, he’s coming home.
Edwards’ first day in the district is February 1 and he is wasting no time in getting started. For his first 90 days, Edwards plans to get reacclimated with Albion.
“I want to connect with community members and organizations to hear what people are proud of and listen to any concerns,” Edwards said.
While he never really left Albion, all three of his children graduated from the district and he currently resides in Kent, Edwards emphasized the importance of communication, not just with the school, but with the community at large.
“I want Albion to know I am available to them,” Edwards explained. “I want to be out and involved and part of the team.”
A Purple Eagle through and through, Edwards remembers his time as both a student and an educator in Albion fondly.
“This is where it all started,” Edwards said. “I have so many great memories of my childhood and of Albion, which is one of the reasons I am so excited and wanted to come home.”
Edwards’ career began in Albion as an art teacher before he served as the Principal at Charles D’Amico High School (2007 to 2009), the Assistant Principal at Carl I. Bergerson Middle School for four years and interned as Dean of Students in Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School.
As part of the committee that developed the district’s mission statement, Edwards believes that “Achievement, Character and Success for Life” are more than inspiring words, it's a way of life.
Welcome home, Mickey!