SHS Principal Selected
SHS Principal Selected
Posted on 05/20/2019

Sturgis Community,

We are pleased to announce that Nick Herblet has been selected to serve as Principal of Sturgis High School (SHS). Mr. Herblet has 10 years of experience in educational administration as Lakeview Community Schools Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Ithaca Public Schools Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Sturgis High School Assistant Principal, and Congress & Wenzel Elementary Principal. Prior to his career in educational administration, he spent 9 years as a teacher at Grant High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Education from Central Michigan University and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

He was officially approved by the Board of Education during their meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019. Superintendent Art Ebert shared with the Board that 27 individuals applied for the position, and that the selection process included an application screen, phone interview, first round interview, a job related performance task, reference checks, and a second round interview.

Mr. Herblet is a dedicated leader who is committed to educating today’s youth. Additionally, he is an engaged member of the Sturgis Community as an instructional leader, volunteer, and parent. He will officially begin his duties as SHS Principal on Monday, July 1, 2019, which will result in the need to fill his current position at Congress and Wenzel Elementary Schools.

The Congress & Wenzel Elementary Principal selection process is outlined below:

  • Posting opens
    • May 21, 2019
    • Both internal and external applicants may apply
  • Application screening
    • May 21, 2019 through May 31, 2019
    • All applicants
  • Phone screening interviews
    • May 28, 2019 through June 1, 2019
    • All applicants that meet posting requirements
  • Posting closes
    • May 31, 2019
  • Reference checks
    • Throughout the week of June 3, 2019
  • First round interviews
    • June 4, 2019
    • Top 5-8 candidates
  • Second round interviews & job related performance task
    • June 7, 2019
    • Top 2-3 candidates
  • Recommendation for Board of Education approval
    • June 10, 2019
    • Final candidate
  • Position start date
    • Thursday, August 1, 2019



    SHS Principal Press Release 5.20.19 (PDF)