Scott Koziol named Char-Em ISD Superintendent

Posted on October 21st, 2022

October 21, 2022 – The Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District’s Board of Education has named Scott Koziol as superintendent of the ISD. Koziol has been in the role as interim superintendent since July 1, 2022, after the retirement of previous superintendent Jeff Crouse. 

“The board is pleased to announce the removal of ‘interim’ from Scott’s title and to promote him to the superintendent role,” said board president Thelma Chellis. “We received very positive reports from our staff, local district leaders, community members, and an independent consultant about Scott’s capabilities in this position and his commitment to the ISD. We are confident he will do a wonderful job at the helm of the ISD.”

The board took the formal action at its Oct. 17, 2022 board meeting. Koziol told the members he is honored to be named superintendent. 

“It’s very humbling and is a capstone on my long career in education,” Koziol said. “This is the best spot I’ve been in, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve as Char-Em ISD’s superintendent. We have an exceptional team doing great things for students and families.”

Koziol began working for the ISD in summer 2017 as Director of Instructional Services, eventually being named Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. He is in his 27th year in education with a background spent mostly in southern Michigan, in Jackson County, where he worked as a local district teacher (4th and 5th grades), principal, curriculum director, ISD consultant, and superintendent.

He and his wife, Brenda, have two adult daughters; Madeline, a nurse at a dermatology clinic in Grand Rapids, and Megan, the vineyard manager for Mawby wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula. They reside in Norwood and enjoy spending time with family, experiencing the outdoors in every season, and supporting local shops and restaurants across Char-Em. Koziol graduated from Michigan State University with his undergraduate degree in elementary education and later with a master’s in educational leadership. 

“I am looking forward to getting to know our staff better and working hard for our students, parents and organization,” said Koziol. “Over the last five years, I have seen first-hand how our staff cares about our students, our local district colleagues, and each other.”

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