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Scott Sawyer, J.D. Promoted to Deputy Superintendent for Saginaw Intermediate School District
Scott Sawyer, J.D. Promoted to Deputy Superintendent for Saginaw Intermediate School District
Kelly Lyvere
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Scott Sawyer, J.D. has been promoted to serve as Deputy Superintendent for Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) effective immediately during the Saginaw ISD Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Mr. Sawyer has served as the Executive Director of Human Resources at the ISD for five years and had acted in the dual capacity of Executive Director for both the Human Resources and Finance departments for the past 18 months. Mr. Sawyer will assist in providing servant leadership to all internal departments within the ISD and over 800 employees, as well as local school districts and educational programs throughout Saginaw County.

Under this new title, Mr. Sawyer’s primary responsibilities are to ensure alignment and attainment of strategic plans, represent the Superintendent at official school and community functions, monitor the changes in trends, laws, rules, and regulations as passed by the Michigan Department of Education and other government agencies, and help lead special projects and initiatives. As part of this role, Mr. Sawyer will also communicate and advocate for district needs, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and administer the school district’s budget.

Mr. Sawyer began his professional education career as a Math Teacher at Chesaning Union Schools in 2003, and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Sawyer transitioned to Birch Run Area Schools to serve as their Business Manager before joining Saginaw ISD in 2015. In addition to his educational background, Scott is a Partner Attorney for Dickinson Sawyer, PLC specializing in estate planning, small business, and residential leases.

Mr. Sawyer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College and a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He holds licensure for the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan and the Michigan State Bar Association. Mr. Sawyer also maintains a secondary teaching certificate from the Michigan Department of Education and Michigan School Business Officials certification.

Scott is an engaged member of the Michigan Negotiators’ Association, Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, Saginaw County Bar Association, Saginaw Valley School Business Officials, and Michigan School Business Officials. He further serves on the Saginaw Light Up the City Planning Committee.

Mr. Sawyer commented, "I am humbled by this new opportunity and look forward to continuing to support local school districts and staff, students, and the community of Saginaw ISD. We know these times have been difficult for the school community, but education staff across the county are working hard to create quality educational opportunities for students amid a pandemic and financial uncertainty. The education community continues to support one another for the betterment of Saginaw County students."

Superintendent Jeffrey Collier stated, "Mr. Sawyer is a dynamic, ethical leader with diverse leadership experience and expertise. He passionately advocates for the continual improvement of educational services, resources, programs, and infrastructure to best serve students. Scott exemplifies our core values of serving, innovating, and empowering and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion while championing the success of every student throughout our community."