Greetings, Jonesville Comets!
My name is Erik Weatherwax, and I am the new Superintendent for Jonesville Community Schools. I come to Jonesville with twenty-six years of experience at Jackson Public Schools where I was a teacher for nineteen years, an assistant principal at the middle school for three years, and elementary principal for four years. I attended Western Michigan University where I received my BA with a History major and a Social Studies minor. From there, I attended Eastern Michigan University where I earned my MA in Educational Leadership. I have been married for twenty-six years to my wife, Jill, and we have 2 children, Providence and Mira. They are both attending MSU.
When interviewing for this position, I was asked what appealed to me about Jonesville Community Schools. My response was included in the very name of the district: Community. I am, and was, drawn to the sense of community. When I heard the background of the Jonesville School Board members who had graduated from these very schools and which their children now attend, it was clear there is a tradition of community and belonging. You have much to be proud of, including the academic offerings, band, your successful athletic program, and being a preferred school of choice.
I have been preparing for this position in the weeks leading up to my first day and have met great people at all levels of the district. I have been very impressed and eager to officially begin. I know change can bring uncertainty and perhaps apprehension of what that change might bring. However, I assure you that I am dedicated to our Jonesville students and staff and to working on our Strategic Plan in order to achieve our goals and improve the learning and work experience for all while continuing to deliver a world-class education. I will soon be holding informational meetings about our bond so please be on the lookout for those times and dates.
I am excited to be a part of the Jonesville Community and serve you. Working together, we can continue with what makes us special and build upon that foundation. I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming weeks and school year. I will be hosting “Donuts With the Superintendent” so that I can have an opportunity to meet the community. I will be outside our Jonesville bakery July 14th from 8-9. I will also be holding informational meetings about the bond. I hope to see you soon! Go Comets!
Jonesville Community Schools