Kindle to be GISD's Next Assoc. Superintendent

Eddie Kindle to Join GISD as Associate Superintendent
Posted on 05/12/2021
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FLINT– The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce that Eddie Kindle will soon join the District as its next Associate Superintendent. A thorough application and review process was launched for the position in April, after it was announced that GISD’s current Associate Superintendent, Steve Tunnicliff, Ph.D., would become Superintendent of the District following the retirement of Lisa Hagel, Ed.D. in July.   

“It is an honor to have Mr. Kindle join the Leadership Team at GISD,” commented Hagel. “Many parents and students in the community know him well, and he is highly regarded among superintendents across Genesee County.”  

Kindle is currently the Superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, a position he has held for the last five years. As Superintendent, he has worked collaboratively to restructure professional learning and instituted a culturally responsive program called Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity.

“Throughout my career, I have served as principal, assistant superintendent, and now superintendent in various school districts in Michigan for nearly 15 years,” said Kindle. “As Associate Superintendent of GISD, my goal is to help put forth a leadership framework that includes a continued emphasis on accountability, expectations, performance, and results.” 

In his new role, Kindle will have a range of responsibilities from public relations and working with state leaders in Lansing, to leading well-established educational organizations. He will help to formulate state and federal legislation that supports the development of public education programs and services. He will also provide leadership for programs sponsored by the Greater Flint Education Consortium (GFEC) and the Genesee County Education Foundation (GCEF). Kindle will also be charged with the development, oversight, and implementation of a comprehensive program aimed at cultural competency for GISD and will support local school districts in similar efforts, as requested.

Eddie Kindle will officially begin his new role with the Genesee Intermediate School District on July 1, 2021.