Kindle named as GISD’s next associate superintendent

Eddie Kindle

Eddie Kindle

FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth Superintendent Eddie Kindle has been announced as the Genesee Intermediate School District’s (GISD) next associate superintendent.

Kindle is succeeding GISD’s current Associate Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, who will be assuming the GISD superintendent position following the retirement of current GISD Superintendent Lisa Hagel in July. A thorough application and review process was launched for the associate superintendent position in April, after it was announced that Tunnicliff would become the new superintendent of the district.

“It is an honor to have Mr. Kindle join the Genesee Intermediate School District,” said Hagel. “Mr. Kindle is highly regarded across Genesee County for his leadership and service to the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. He is a leader of tremendous character and integrity and a strong advocate for students—we are pleased that he will bring his talents and experiences to support students and educators across our entire county.”

Kindle has been the CACS superintendent for the past five years. As superintendent, he has worked collaboratively to restructure professional learning and instituted a culturally responsive program called Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity.

“Throughout my career, I have served as principal, assistant superintendent and now superintendent in various school districts in Michigan for nearly 15 years,” said Kindle. “As Associate Superintendent of GISD, my goal is to support and enhance the many collaborations across our community and to advocate for the 60,000-plus students across Genesee County.”

In his new role, Kindle will have a wide range of responsibilities from public and government relations, to enhancing well-established collaborations between the K-12 system and our higher education and community partners. He will also provide leadership on the development, oversight, and implementation of a comprehensive program aimed at cultural competency for GISD, eventually supporting similar work in local school districts as requested.

Kindle will officially begin his new role with the Genesee Intermediate School District on July 1, 2021. — B.G.