by Amy Haggerty
Stockbridge Community Schools Superintendent Karl Heidrich has resigned from his post, effective Oct. 23.
Heidrich has accepted a new position as interim superintendent of the Brandon School District in Ortonville, Mich., northeast of Brighton. He will begin his duties there Oct. 26.
In the meantime, the Board of Education will consider hiring an interim superintendent to fill in until the search for a new superintendent can be completed and a permanent leader is selected. We look forward to hearing more information soon from the Board of Education about who will be filling in due to Heidrich’s departure.
Heidrich has been with Stockbridge schools for 21 years, the last eight years as superintendent.
“It’s the right time for me to make a change, and it’s the right time for the district to find its next leader,” he said.
Heidrich began his career as assistant principal and athletic director at Stockbridge High School. Then he quickly moved into the principal’s job at the high school. He remained principal for 12 years before becoming superintendent.
“The school district has made steady improvements that all should be very proud of,” he said.
Heidrich also expressed his appreciation to all in the school community.
“I truly appreciate the support and the time with Stockbridge Community Schools,” he said. “It is a great school district and full of wonderful staff, parents and students.”
The community cannot thank Heidrich enough for his steady leadership throughout his 21 years of service. He has helped many students and families throughout the years with his calm decision-making skills.
Heidrich as a boss always allowed staff to have the support they needed with personal issues. We have a great amount of gratitude for all he has done for the district. We wish him great success in the future. He is going to be greatly missed!