Superintendent's Welcome Message

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A message from Washtenaw ISD Superintendent, Dr. Scott A. Menzel

Our mission at the Washtenaw ISD is “to promote the continuous improvement of achievement for every student while providing high-quality service to our customers through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.”  We are deeply committed to a “students first” philosophy and have explicitly committed to addressing the needs of students in poverty, students of color, and students with IEPs in Washtenaw County. We believe each and every child deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


In order to achieve our mission, the Washtenaw ISD provides services and supports from early childhood through college and career.  As you navigate through our website, you will find information related to the broad array of programs and services designed to ensure children in Washtenaw County receive the supports necessary to achieve success in school and life.


We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community who, in addition to funding provided to support our students with disabilities, approved a bond issue in order to rebuild our High Point facility, which serves students with severe and multiple disabilities. This project is underway with an expected completion and re-opening in the fall of 2021.


In Washtenaw County, we are committed to working with children, families, school districts, youth-serving non-profits, business and industry partners, higher education, and local government to ensure our children have the resources and supports they need.  I am committed to open and transparent communication and encourage feedback, suggestions for improvements, and celebrations of success, since our ability to meet the needs of the community is based on elevating the voices of those we serve.  Please use the Let’s Talk feature on the front of our webpage to reach out and start a dialogue.


Working together, we can ensure all students succeed in Washtenaw County.



Scott A. Menzel, PhD