Gwinn schools has new leader

GWINN – The Gwinn school district will have a new leader come July in Dru Miliron, who signed a three-year agreement with the district earlier this month.

Board President Gloria Bigelow said Milliron was ultimately chosen because of his past experience as a superintendent, among other qualities.

“That certainly was a consideration when we decided on hiring him,” Bigelow said.

Milliron is the former superintendent and K-12 principal of the Posen Consolidated School District in lower Michigan and has previously served as a superintendent/K-12 principal and a secondary education teacher. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s in science.

Milliron’s contract runs from July 1 through June 30, 2017. His salary will be $90,000 and his benefits will include 30 days paid time off with an accumulation ability not to exceed 60 days; $90,000 in term life insurance; and health, dental, vision, dependent life and term life insurance.

Either party may terminate the contract during its first year with or without cause.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.