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Dr. Claude Tiller named superintendent of Green Bay schools

Dr. Claude Tiller. Photo supplied.

The Green Bay School District Board of Education has approved the appointment of Dr. Claude Tiller to lead the 19,000-student district.

“The board was fortunate to have two very qualified individuals from which to choose,” Board President Laura McCoy said in a news release. “The board very much appreciates all of the feedback we received from staff, parents and community members. Dr. Tiller was selected due to his experience working in an urban environment, proven results in closing achievement gaps and demonstrated experience building relationships.”

Tiller will begin the role on July 1. He is currently assistant superintendent for high school transformation in Detroit.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant Superintendent, he served as School Improvement Grant Facilitator & Monitor, for the School Improvement Support Unit for the State of Michigan Department of Education, according to a biography provided by the school district. In his time at the State of Michigan, he led low performing high schools in achieving an increase in their SAT scores.

Tiller has worked in public schools as a director of finance and operations, consultant, and a district turnaround specialist. He has also served as an adjunct university instructor, community ombudsman, school principal, and a classroom teacher.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he was voted by his peers as the co-captain of the 1989 Michigan Track & Field Team. He received his Master of Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Education Specialist from Wayne State University in Detroit, and Doctor of Education from American College of Education in Indiana.