From 1966 through 1975 I taught English and Social Studies, 7th and 8th Grade, at Fraser Public Schools. Was English Department Chair for the Middle School. At the high school level I was Varsity Wrestling and Junior Varsity Football. I also got to work with a interesting group of students called "Special Materials".
In 1976 I did an administrative internship at Utica Ford and received my Specialist Degree, 32 hour beyond a Masters.
In the fall of 1976 I came to Tecumseh to be an assistant principal. In 1981 I took on the duties of Night School Director and Athletic Director.
In 1983 I came to Sand Creek Community School's as Middle School/High School Principal. Also oversaw State and Federal Programs, Gifted and Talented Programs, Perkins Grants (Vocational Education), and School Improvement. Also started a SADD Chapter and worked with my wife as National Honor Society Advisor and Class Advisor.
In the fall of 1998 I came back to Tecumseh Public Schools as Middle School Principal until 2004 when I became Superintendent. As Superintendent I oversaw Tecumseh Options, an alternative school; The Americans With Disabilities Act (#504s);and Special Education.
I am married to Judy Raines McAran for47 Years. Judy is a retired English and Latin Teacher after 31 years of service. Our son, Michael, is 40 years old and married to Amy, a first grade teacher in Britton-Deerfield. They have two sons; Patrick who is a Junior at Michigan State and William who is in the Eight Grade. Our Daughter Catherine is 32 and lives in Washington, DC.
I am President of Tecumseh Rotary and President Elect of Tecumseh Kiwanis. I also srved on the Herrick Hospital Board, the LHA Board, and the Promedica Board. Also served on the Raisin Township Planning Comission.
I am very pleased to accept the position as Morenci Area School's Superintendent and look forward to the coming 2013/2014 school year!
Mr. Mike McAran