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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Benton Harbor Community,
It is a privilege and pleasure for me to serve as the new superintendent for the Benton Harbor Area Schools. Although I am a native of Michigan, I began my educational journey in Washington, DC. Prior to my role as Superintendent, I served at every level of education. I served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, dean of students, central office specialist, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. The fundamental purpose that I have in my role as an educational leader is achievement.

As a school district, we believe it is important to set strategic goals to focus our actions for continuous improvement which will serve as the foundation for our comprehensive vision and strategic plan. We will build and strengthen a collaborative atmosphere that is dedicated to working in the best interest of our students. We need you as a champion for the Benton Harbor Area Schools to continue the work of reaching our shared goal of excellence for our students. We will ensure that our students are college ready, career ready, and life ready.

Excellence in Truth and Service
Dr. Andraé Townsel

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