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Old Mission Peninsula School names new leadership

The Old Mission Peninsula School will have new leadership starting this fall. The elementary school will no longer be a part of Traverse City Area Public Schools; it will become a public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University.

Dena Schweitzer has been named Director of Academics there. She has worked as a speech pathologist in local public schools for more than 25 years. 

Instead of hiring a principal, the new Old Mission charter school will divide traditional principal roles between Schweitzer and Jeremy Stringer, who will serve as Director of Operations. Stringer will report to Schweitzer.

Stringer most recently worked as Director of Information Literacy and Services at a school in Savannah, Georgia. Before that he worked in technology at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Morgan Springer is a contributing editor and producer at Interlochen Public Radio. She previously worked for the New England News Collaborative as the host/producer of NEXT, the weekly show which aired on six public radio station in the region.