Superintendent

Dr. Adam Spina

Phone: (517) 655-4361

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Dr. Adam Spina

Dr. Adam Spina serves as Superintendent of the Williamston Community Schools. Prior to being named Superintendent, he worked in several different capacities within the district including Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Principal of Explorer Elementary, and taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. In addition to his time in Williamston, Dr. Spina previously served as the Preschool and Elementary Principal with the American School of Valencia in Valencia, Spain and taught with the East Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Dr. Spina is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce and actively participates in several local service organizations. Dr. Spina holds a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Michigan Army National Guard and is a veteran of Iraq and Afganistan. He is a graduate of numerous Army service schools.

Dr. Spina earned a doctoral degree in educational administration from Bethel University, a master's degree in history from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education, also from MSU. He was awarded a certificate in Advanced Intercultural Management from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Spina was named the 2019 M.S.T.A. Administrator of the Year in Michigan and was a 2018 nominee for Michigan Superintendent of the Year.

Dr. Spina is married to Vanessa Nieto Arroyo. They have two children.

Deputy Superintendent and Explorer Elementary Principal

Mrs. Kelly Campbell

Phone: (517) 655-2174

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Mrs. Kelly Campbell

Mrs. Kelly Campbell began her career with Williamston Community Schools in 1991. She spent seventeen years as fourth and fifth grade teacher before joining the faculty of the middle school where she taught English Language Arts as well as literacy interventions. In addition, Mrs. Campbell has worked as an MTSS coordinator at both the building and district level. All of these experiences fueled her interest in supporting students, teachers and families in an expanded leadership capacity. She was delighted to return to Explorer in 2015 to serve as Principal. Mrs. Campbell was appointed Deputy Superintendent by the Board of Education in 2020.

In addition to completing the Professional Preparation Program for School Leadership and Administration through Lamar University, Mrs. Campbell holds a master’s degree in Literacy and a bachelor’s degree in education, both from Michigan State University.

Mrs. Campbell’s family includes her husband Tom and daughter Grace.

Director of Curriculum and Special Education

Dr. Michele Cook

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Dr. Michele Cook

Dr. Michele Cook currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Special Education of the Williamston Community Schools.  Previously she was employed with the Lapeer Community School District serving in various positions. Her former experiences included the district’s teacher consultant position, as well as an autism triage specialist and a secondary special education resource room teacher.  Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan- Flint for their education certification program.

Dr. Cook earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and received an educational specialist degree from the University of Michigan- Flint. She holds a master’s degree in special education with a concentration in learning disabilities and a bachelor’s degree in education from Oakland University. In addition, Dr. Cook obtained certification in the areas of autism and English as a second language from Oakland University.  

Dr. Cook has four grown children and three grandchildren.  Her passion for children extends beyond her family.  Her goal is to engage learners and foster success for all students.

High School Principal

Dr. Steven Delp

Phone: (517) 655-2142

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Dr. Steven Delp

Dr. Steven Delp serves as the principal of Williamston High School.  Previously, Dr. Delp was an assistant principal at Okemos High School for six years.  Before moving into administration, Dr. Delp taught English at Grand Ledge High School for 11 years where he also coached football and directed theatre.

Dr. Delp holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in K-12 Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, all of which were granted from Michigan State University.

Dr. Delp and his wife Gina are the proud parents of boy-girl twins.

 

High School Assistant Principal

Mr. Christopher Armour

Phone: (517) 655-2142

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Mr. Christopher Armour

Mr. Chris Armour currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Williamston High School. Mr. Armour was hired in 2010 and has taught a variety of math and science classes at both the Middle and High Schools. Outside of teaching, Mr. Armour has served in various roles in the district including coaching football and wrestling, science department chair, as well as the President of the Williamston Educational Association.  

Mr. Armour holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology and Bachelor of Science in Physics degrees from Michigan State University.  
 
In his free time, Mr. Armour enjoys watching sports and spending time at the family cottage with his wife Jayme and their two future hornets.

 

Middle School Principal

Mrs. Debra LaFleur

Phone: (517) 655-4668

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Mrs. Debra LaFleur

Mrs. Debra LaFleur currently serves as Principal at Williamston Middle School. Since 1995, Mrs. LaFleur worked at Williamston Community Schools in a variety of roles that included Assistant Principal at Williamston High School, MTSS coach at the secondary and district level, and English Language Arts and literacy intervention teacher at Williamston Middle School. Her leadership and commitment to serving students, teachers, and families are aspects that inspire her role as Principal.

Mrs. LaFleur earned a master’s degree in literacy instruction from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University.  

In addition, Mrs. LaFleur enjoys community service and traveling with her husband Andy and two daughters.  

Discovery Elementary Principal

Mrs. Cassie Pfander

Phone: (517) 655-2855

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Mrs. Cassie Pfander

Mrs. Cassie Pfander serves as Discovery Elementary Principal. Prior to joining the team in Williamston, Mrs. Pfander taught for 14 years at Howell Public Schools. She served in various leadership roles, taught kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade, and worked as a reading specialist. 

In addition to earning an education specialist degree from the University of Michigan - Flint, Mrs. Pfander holds a master's degree in reading from Eastern Michigan University, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education with an early childhood education endorsement from Alma College.

 

Director of Facilities and Operations

Mr. Brandon Weingartz

Phone: (517) 655-7562

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Mr. Brandon Weingartz

Mr. Brandon Weingartz currently serves as the Director of Facilities and Operations for Williamston Community Schools.  Previous to joining Williamston Community Schools, Mr. Weingartz worked for the Detroit Tigers as Manager of Park Operations for over 10 years.  In the years spent with the Detroit Tigers, some memorable experiences include attendance at seven Major League Baseball All-Star games and assisting with the production of the Red Carpet Parade.

Mr. Weingartz earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  Mr. Weingartz is a member of the International Facility Management Association.

Mr. Weingartz and his wife Katie have three daughters.  In his free time, Mr. Weingartz enjoys spending time with his family, being at Higgins Lake, hunting and fishing.  Mr. Weingartz also enjoys sports and has been to 15 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Director of Athletics and Enrichment

Mr. Paige Paulsen

Phone: (517) 655-7510

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Mr. Paige Paulsen

Mr. Paige Paulsen serves as the Director of Athletics and Enrichment for the Williamston Community Schools. Prior to his tenure at WCS, he worked in the same capacity with the Grant Public Schools where he also coached varsity girls’ basketball.  Mr. Paulsen previously coached NCAA Division II basketball at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

Mr. Paulsen earned a master’s degree in organizational management from Wayne State College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He was a member of the basketball team at UWM from 2005 to 2008. After the conclusion of his college career, Mr. Paulsen played professional basketball in Spain.

Mr. Paulsen is married to Morgan Paulsen, they have two children.

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Director of Preschool and Child Care

Mrs. Rebecca Olsen

Phone: (517) 655-4637

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Mrs. Rebecca Olsen

Mrs. Olsen has been employed with the Williamston Community School District since 2000 and is now assuming her new role of Director of Kids' Corner and Little Hornets Preschool. Through her years at Williamston, she has been a teacher to the district’s youngest learners in the Little Hornet Preschool programs. Concurrently with her teaching position, Mrs. Olsen has also served in the capacities of Early Years MTSS Coach and Early Childhood Specialist focusing on program and teacher professional development. Prior to Williamston, Mrs. Olsen worked as an Early Childhood Specialist at Lansing Community College Early LCC and Oakland University Lowry Center. 

Mrs. Olsen earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from Michigan State University with post-graduate work in Curriculum and Instruction from Oakland University.

Mrs. Olsen is married to Brad Olsen and together have one daughter.

Director of Technology

Mr. Jeff Cassin

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Mr. Jeff Cassin

Jeff Cassin has been serving as Director of Technology for Williamston Community Schools since 2011.  He is employed by Haslett Public Schools and is contracted by Williamston to provide technology services for the district.  Mr. Cassin has been serving as the Director of Technology in Haslett since 2001.  Prior to his employment in Haslett, he worked for the Port Huron Area School District in several different capacities including Director of Technology, Instructional Technology Coordinator and Cable TV Manager. 

Mr. Cassin earned a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.  He has also obtained Chief Technology Officer certification through Michigan School Business Officials.

Director of Finance

Ms. Katie Kennedy, CPA

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Ms. Katie Kennedy, CPA

Katie Kennedy currently serves as the Director of Finance. Prior to joining the Williamston Community Schools, Katie served as an Accounting Manager for Lansing Public Schools for four years. She also worked as an Accounting Specialist for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. 
 
Katie graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduation she worked for Maner Costerisan for three years spending the majority of her time auditing public schools in Michigan and working to obtain her CPA license. 
 
Katie is actively involved in the Central Michigan School Business Officials and served as the Secretary in 2018. Katie is also a member of Michigan School Business Officials and the Michigan Association of CPAs.
 
Ms. Kennedy enjoys spending time with family and is a proud parent of two boys and a basset hound.

Supervisor of Transportation

Mrs. Pam VanSickler

Phone: (517) 655-1011

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Mrs. Pam VanSickler

Mrs. Pam VanSickler currently serves as Supervisor of Transportation and the Building Use Facilitator. Prior to working in this capacity, she worked in the school business office as the personnel clerk.


Mrs. VanSickler is a proud 6th generation graduate of WHS, her three children were the 7th, and her grandchildren now attend to become the 8th.