Superintendent's Office

Dr. Dedrick Martin began his commitment to leading the Caledonia Community School as superintendent in July 2018. Caledonia Community Schools is a proud and fast growing school community steeped in tradition that serves approximately 5,000 students.

Prior to his selection as the superintendent in Caledonia, he 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. During his tenure with St. Johns Public Schools Dr. Martin is credited with the following accomplishments:

  • Academic improvements in 7 out of 9 categories as measured by State Dashboard for Accountability;
  • Improvement in all school building rankings on the statewide Top-to-Bottom ranking system ranging from 2% through 22% higher than the previous year;
  • Development and oversight of a creative new Ag-STEM University-Lab School Partnership with Central Michigan University;
  • Increased district fund balance from approximately 4% to 11% within 2 years without drops in academic performance.

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.

He has been married for over 20 years and has two teenaged sons who are actively involved in various extracurricular activities.

Superintendent's Updates:

 

2020-2021 Communications

Fall 2020 Learning Options related communications found here: Fall Learning Options
COVID
-19 related communication found here: Coronavirus Page
2020 Bond & Non-homestead Millage Renewal communication found here: 2020 Election

PDF DocumentWest Michigan Superintendent COVID-19 Community Mitigation Letter 10.20.20
PDF DocumentEmergency Order MDHHS 10.05.20
PDF DocumentExecutive Order Update 10.04.20
PDF DocumentLocal Business Partnerships Press Release 9.28.20
PDF DocumentCal Cares Press Release 9.17.20
PDF DocumentSafe Viewing Varsity Games 9.17.20
PDF DocumentCHS In-Person Learning Update 9.11.20
PDF DocumentMHSAA & CHS Update 9.03.20
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 CHS Extended Closure 8.28.20
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 CHS Closure 8.27.20
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Press Release
PDF DocumentKCSD & SRO Letter
Video DocumentFirst Day of School Update
PDF DocumentCCS Half Day Notice due to Heat
PDF DocumentCCS Heat/Humidity Guidance 
PDF DocumentCommunity Back to School Message
PDF DocumentCommunity Layoff Update
Video Document7.7.20 Community Town Hall

 

2019-2020 Communications

COVID-19 related communication can be found on the Coronavirus Page.
2020 Bond & Non-homestead Millage Renewal communication found here: 2020 Election
PDF Document6.23.20 Quick Community Update
PDF Document6.22.20 Community Message
PDF Document2020 Bond and Millage Renewal Thank You
PDF DocumentGrowth and Proficiency Announcement
PDF DocumentThank You Voters Non-Homestead Restoration 
PDF DocumentSpring Dialogue with Doc Martin
PDF DocumentCaledonia BOE Press Release 10.9.19
PDF DocumentCaledonia BOE Press Release 10.24.20
PDF DocumentDialogue with Doc Martin
PDF DocumentMDHHS Flyer on EEE
PDF Document9.26.19 Communication on EEE
PDF Document9.20.19 Communication on EEE
PDF DocumentFree Zone Reminder
PDF DocumentCaledonia BOE Press Release
PDF DocumentKent County Sheriff Department Parent Letter
PDF DocumentWelcome Back from Dr. Martin
PDF DocumentSummer Letter from Dr. Martin - School Start Times & Other Important Info

2018-2019 Communications

PDF DocumentMay 3, 2019 Letter- 2018/2019 School Calendar Update
PDF DocumentMarch 11, 2019 Letter - 2018/2019 School Calendar Update
PDF DocumentFebruary 14, 2019 Letter - 2018/2019 Calendar Update
PDF DocumentFebruary 4, 2019 Letter - 2018/2019 School Calendar Update
PDF DocumentJanuary 25, 2019 Letter - 2019/2020 Key Dates
PDF DocumentCommunity Letter - School Closing
PDF DocumentCommunity Letter - Road Conditions
PDF DocumentDialogue with Doc
PDF DocumentStrive for Less Than Five Message