The Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Summey as the new Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE). The Saginaw ISD Board of Education unanimously approved his selection on June 12, 2023, following an extensive search and interview process. "Kevin has been an integral part of our CTE team, serving as Great Lakes Bay Early College Director for the last five years. He has exemplified stellar leadership in that position, which he will undoubtedly bring to his new role. I could not be more thrilled to have him as our CTE Director," explained Jenny Geno, Executive Director of CTE.
During his tenure as the Great Lakes Bay Early College Program Director, Summey cultivated strong relationships with local colleges and industry partners, providing students with a distinct advantage in their early collegiate careers. "I am honored to accept the position as Director of CTE at Saginaw ISD and continue to grow our programs, providing students in the Great Lakes Bay region with the academic and technical skills to be successful in the 21st century," said Mr. Summey.
The appointment of Mr. Summey represents a significant step forward in Saginaw ISD's ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality education and preparing students for successful futures. His proven track record of innovation, collaboration, and student-centered leadership will undoubtedly elevate the CTE programs and further strengthen the district's reputation for excellence.
The entire Saginaw ISD community extends its warmest congratulations to Mr. Summey on his appointment as the Director of CTE and looks forward to the continued growth and success of these programs under his guidance to benefit students throughout the region.
Kevin Summey Biography
Kevin Summey currently serves as the Director of CTE at Saginaw ISD. With a career spanning over 25 years in education, Kevin has consistently advocated for innovative and alternative programs to benefit students. He completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and holds a Master's in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, he maintains both a secondary teaching and administrative certification.
Kevin began his professional journey in 1996 as a classroom teacher at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan. Due to his passion for athletics, he also served as the assistant and head basketball coach. In 2001, his exceptional coaching abilities were recognized when he received the Big Nine Conference Coach of the Year award. Later that year, he transitioned to assistant principal and athletic director at Hamady High School. Kevin then returned to Carman-Ainsworth, first as the assistant principal at the middle school and eventually as the principal for 11 years.
As a Middle-Level Leader, Kevin was vital in implementing the STEM Early College Expansion Partnership (SECEP), a Department of Education, multi-year, multi-district, Investing in Innovation federal grant. SECEP aimed to increase underrepresented populations' access to STEM careers by encouraging enrollment in dual credit STEM courses and pursuing postsecondary credentials. Kevin also contributed to another grant initiative, Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (AGO), funded by the Michigan College Access Network and AGO. As part of the Local College Access Network, he led efforts to foster a college-going culture in his middle school and AGO provided middle school students with the opportunity to earn high school credits, creating space in their schedules to access college courses.
Kevin is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA), the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, and The Social Studies Council. He has also served as a board member for Each One Teach One (EOTO), a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based youth organization focused on building positive relationships with young people. Additionally, he participated in the planning committee for the Michigan Department of Education's Early Middle College virtual in-service on the Landscape of Early Middle Colleges in Michigan. Currently, Kevin serves as a co-chair of the Saginaw ISD's Student Achievement Committee, demonstrating his dedication to fostering student success.
Outside of his professional commitments, Kevin enjoys traveling with his family, attending sporting events, and going to the movies. He has been happily married to his wife, Dr. Latoya Summey, for 24 years. They are proud parents to their son KJ, who attends Central Michigan University, and their daughter Skylar, who began her studies at Saginaw Valley State University in the fall of 2022.
Kevin Summey's extensive experience, commitment to student success, and passion for innovative education make him an invaluable asset to the Saginaw Intermediate School District. As the Director of Career and Technical Education, he continues to shape the lives and futures of students by providing them with transformative opportunities in the CTE field.
High School juniors and seniors throughout Saginaw County have the opportunity to experience their future through Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE programs provide students with hands-on skills, real-life experiences, and the technical training necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. Programs also provide academic, technical, and employability skills with rigorous, integrated, and sequenced programs of study and career pathways. There are over 19 programs available at the Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) and other local school districts in Saginaw County. CTE connects students to career and college opportunities and creates a pool of talented workers for local employers. CTE students are able to earn high school and college credits simultaneously, which helps them save money through articulated college courses, industry certifications, and licenses.