Superintendent

Dr. Adam Spina

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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 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. Dr. Spina holds a certificate in Advanced Intercultural Management from the University of Notre Dame.

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

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. Michael Freeman

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Mr. Michael Freeman

Mr. Michael Freeman is currently serving in his 16 year as Assistant Principal.  He did his undergraduate work at Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University.  He currently holds two master degrees from Marygrove College and Grand Valley State University.

Mr. Freeman is a graduate of WHS, where he was involved in student government and athletics. When asked why he chose to move his family back to Williamston, he said that “I attended  Williamston Community Schools and it was memorable and educational, and I wanted our children to have the same experience”  

Mr. Freeman and his wife, Sheila have two daughters both successfully attending college; at Appalachia State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Middle School Principal

Mr. Robert Watson

Phone: (517) 655-7502

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Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert E. Watson serves as the Principal at Williamston Middle School. Preceding his tenure in Williamston he served in several different capacities for Northville Public Schools including high school teacher, middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, and high school principal. Prior to his eighteen years in Northville, Mr. Watson taught for six years at Cranbrook Kingswood Boys’ Middle School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Mr. Watson earned a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, and teacher certification from Eastern Michigan University.

Mr. Watson is married to Susan Watson. They have three sons.

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.

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.

Discovery Elementary Principal

Mr. Patrick VanRemmen

Phone: (517) 655-2855

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Mr. Patrick VanRemmen

Mr. Patrick VanRemmen serves as Discovery Elementary Principal. Prior to joining the team in Williamston, Mr. VanRemmen taught for 15 years in Haslett, where he played an integral role in his school earning the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award. Mr. VanRemmen previously served as the Child Care Coordinator for East Lansing Recreation & Arts, where his programs, ranging from preschool through middle school, were awarded the 1998 Michigan Governor’s Quality Care Award. 

In addition to completing his K-12 administrator’s certification through the MASSP Path to Leadership program, Mr. VanRemmen earned a master’s degree in the art of teaching from Aquinas College with an early childhood emphasis, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. 

Mr. VanRemmen resides in East Lansing, with his wife, Renee, who teaches fourth grade. They have two daughters, Taylor and Jordan.

 

Director of Athletics

Mr. Tom Hampton

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Mr. Tom Hampton

Mr. Tom Hampton currently serves as the Athletic Director for Williamston High School as well as Williamston Middle School.  He also teaches math at the high school.  Mr. Hampton has been an educator since 1996.  He taught in Illinois before moving to Michigan in 2002.  He has taught all levels of math from 7th grade to calculus.  He has also coached various levels of baseball, basketball, softball, soccer and football over his career.

Mr. Hampton earned a B.A in mathematics in 1995 and a B.S in mathematics education in 1996 from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. While attending Greenville, he played on the basketball and baseball teams.  He was also a member of the jazz band for a year.


Mr. Hampton and his wife, Melissa, live in Haslett. They have three children.

Director of Food Service

Ms. Lynna Hassenger

Phone: (517) 706-5012

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Ms. Lynna Hassenger

Ms. Lynna Hassenger has many years of food industry experience with over thirty years in the education sector.  She has degrees in Restaurant Hotel and Institutional Management, Management of Human Resources and an MBA. Currently, she manages three school districts, two parochial schools and two academies spanning a culturally and economically diverse student population.

Ms. Hassenger has participated in three Healthier U.S. School Challenge applications that have achieved bronze recognition. She has achieved the School Nutrition Specialist Credential from the School Nutrition Association and the Certified Nutrition Director credential from the Michigan School Business Officials. She is a long-term statewide trainer for the School Nutrition Association of Michigan, a certified ServSafe trainer for the National Restaurant Association and serves on the HPS School Food Purchasing Advisory Committee.

Director of Maintenance, Facilities, and Transportation

Mr. George Dix

Phone: (517) 655-7562

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Mr. George Dix

Mr. George Dix serves as the Director of Maintenance, Facilities, and Transportation with the Williamston Community Schools. Prior to his time in Williamston, he was the Director of Facilities for the Clarenceville School District in Livonia, Michigan.

Mr. Dix attended Oakland Community College in Famington, Michigan. He is a member of the Michigan School Business Officials Association and the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation. Mr. Dix is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served both stateside and in Europe.

Mr. Dix is a licensed private pilot and enjoys hunting, motorcycling, travel, and spending time with his family. 

Director of Enrichment, Pool, and Fitness Center

Ms. Ash Wilkie

Phone: (517) 655-7510

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Ms. Ash Wilkie

Ms. Ash Wilkie is the Director of Enrichment, Pool and Fitness Center, located in the Williamston High School. Prior to joining the Williamston School District, she worked with the Girl Scouts of Northern California as Director of Camp Operations, Camp Director, High Adventure Manager and Program Manager. She developed businesses in San Francisco, including a cat boarding facility and worked as a freelancer on various projects. Before to relocating to San Francisco, she worked at Michigan State University in the Housing and Food Services Department.

Ms. Wilkie earned a Master of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Business from the Evergreen State College.  She holds a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification, SafeSport Certification, ServeSafe Manager Certification and has been a lifeguard, boating, swim, and high ropes course instructor.

 Ms. Wilkie lives in Williamston with her husband.

Director of Preschool and Child Care

Mrs. Bridget Osborn

Phone: (517) 655-4637

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Mrs. Bridget Osborn

Bridget Osborn serves as the Center Director for Williamston Community Schools Kid’s Corner, before and after school care, Little Hornets Preschool, and Kid’s Camp Summer Program. Prior to this position, she worked as a Lead Teacher in a Little Hornets Preschool classroom. Her professional experiences include serving as an Early Childhood Specialist for Shiawassee Regional Education Service District and as Director for Noah’s Ark Preschool in Blue Grass, Iowa. In that Director’s position, she led the program to achieve the coveted, five-star quality rating on the Iowa Department of Human Services Quality Rating System for licensed preschools.

Mrs. Osborn earned a master’s degree in elementary education with a special emphasis on early childhood from Western Illinois University, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Director’s credential from National Louis University. 

Mrs. Osborn and her husband Todd have five children. The oldest is a University of Iowa alumna, and the youngest is in middle school.

 

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.

Business Manager

Mr. Richard Jensen

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Mr. Richard Jensen

Mr. Richard Jensen currently serves as the Business Manager of Williamston Community Schools through a collaborative agreement with Haslett Public Schools, where he is the Director of Finance.  Mr. Jensen began working in school finance in 1999 in the payroll office at the Lansing School District.  Prior to joining Haslett, he also spent time in various positions in school finance with East Lansing and Leslie Public Schools.  

Mr. Jensen earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Davenport University.

Mr. Jensen has a daughter, step-daughter, step-son, and two grandchildren.  He currently resides in Leslie with his wife Lynn.

Supervisor of Transportation and Building Use

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.