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.