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Dr. Dedrick Martin began leading Caledonia Community Schools in July 2018. The district has achieved several important milestones and has overcome unprecedented challenges during his time as superintendent.

STEM Program Implementation

Dr. Martin led the shift in focus on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math in the 2020-2025 strategic plan. A district-wide STEM leadership team was formed and charged with increasing opportunities for students to explore STEM activities and connections to 21st century careers.

Passage of the Operating Millage Renewal and School Bond

In May 2020, voters approved both an operating millage renewal, ensuring CCS continues to receive full state funding, and a 30-year, $88 million bond. The bond approval allows for the construction of a new athletic complex, aquatics and community center, a new Dutton Elementary School and necessary improvements in safety and security, and repairs and upgrades to equipment.

Districtwide Strategic Plan

Dr. Martin and the CCS Board of Education led the implementation of a new strategic plan that guides the district through 2025. The strategic plan focuses on empowering and equipping all students to achieve their best by ensuring the highest quality system of learning and preparing students for 21st century jobs and to be competitive in a global environment.

Student Proficiency, Growth, and Graduation

The latest school report from shows all schools received an “A” for Proficiency-based on state standardized tests. Our schools also rate well on progress and growth toward becoming even more proficient. In the last year, our high school graduation rate is an “A” and increased from 93% to 95% last year. 

COVID-19 Response

CCS continues to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of students, their families, and the greater community. CCS has kept the community up-to-date in a timely manner on any changes due to COVID-19, and has worked around the clock to slow the spread of the virus.  Please continue to follow our website for the most up-to-date information. 

Prior to his selection as superintendent in Caledonia, Dr. Martin served as the Superintendent of St. Johns Public Schools for nearly 5 years before being appointed by the State Superintendent as the Director of Partnership School Districts and State School Reform Officer for the Michigan Department of Education. 

Dr. Martin also served as the Superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools from 2009 until 2013. During his time in Ypsilanti, he managed a successful development of an aggressive High School Reform plan for Ypsilanti High School that resulted in a dramatic reduction in the high school dropout rate and an increase in the high school graduation rate. Additionally, he spearheaded the opening of Ypsilanti New Tech which was identified as a National Demonstration Site in 2011. Dr. Martin was instrumental in helping lead the process towards a successful consolidation vote to unite both Ypsilanti Public Schools and Willow Run Community Schools to form the Ypsilanti Community Schools. This consolidation effort resulted in the unprecedented merger of two neighboring school communities in the modern era and the obtainment of a $6 million dollar grant from the Michigan Department of Education to support the merger.

Dr. Martin is originally from Muskegon, Michigan. He has earned a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University, a Masters of Educational Administration from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Michigan State University.

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