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Wayne-Westland Superintendent Wants to Amplify District's Message

Stepping in to take command of an entire school district during a global pandemic can be a daunting expectation. The Wayne-Westland School Board voted in spring of 2020 to offer the post of superintended to John Dignan, who at the time was working in the Southfield Public Schools District. The district had previously been led by Dr. Sue Carnell and Jill Simmons, each on an interim basis. Dignan took over as superintendent for Wayne-Westland Schools in July and was pleasantly surprised to find a thriving sense of community in the district. "The one thing I have to admit, coming in during a turb...


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