Dr. Nicholas E. Ceglarek
Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek studied mathematics, statistics and psychology at Grand Valley State University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education in 1996.
Upon graduation, Dr. Ceglarek began his teaching career in Michigan at Rockford Public Schools. While teaching, he graduated from Grand Valley State University with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. After three years of teaching mathematics including AP calculus, Dr. Ceglarek was awarded the assistant principal position of Rockford Middle School and appointed director of district assessment and student testing. In 2002, serving seven years in Rockford Public Schools, he became superintendent of Baldwin Community Schools at the age of 29, making him the youngest superintendent in the state of Michigan. In 2003 he was awarded the Grand Valley State University Outstanding Administrator award. After serving the students and families in Baldwin, Dr. Ceglarek was appointed superintendent of Fruitport Community Schools where he spent the next five years. While serving the Fruitport community, Dr. Ceglarek was presented with Grand Valley State University College of Arts and Science Distinguished Alumni Award and the Greater Muskegon Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Ceglarek was then appointed superintendent of Hudsonville Public Schools where he has been serving since 2009. While serving the Hudsonville community, Dr. Ceglarek was inducted into the Allendale Public School inaugural class of the Hall of Fame. In addition, Dr. Ceglarek serves as president of Hand 2 Hand, a 501c non-profit with a mission to feed hungry children and is the chair of the Board of Managers of HPS©, a not for profit group purchasing organization.
In 2014, Dr. Ceglarek received his Doctor of Education degree from Eastern Michigan University, completing his dissertation on “An Investigation of the Relationship Between Michigan Department of Education School Achievement Ranking and the School’s Percentage of Economically Disadvantaged Students”.
Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek resides in the Hudsonville, Michigan with his wife Darcy and two sons, Colson and Zane.