Ingham Intermediate Superintendent Kogut to retire at end of school year

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By Austin H. Goodman

Ingham County Chronicle

Stan Kogut PhotoMason, Mich., – The Thorburn Education Center was host to the monthly Ingham Intermediate School District Board meeting on Tuesday.

Typically, meetings call to order at 6 p.m. EST, but at February 17th’s meeting the board decided to hold the meeting at 5p.m. The search for a new superintendent began following the meeting.

Mr. Stanley Kogut will be retiring at the end of the spring semester, after ten years as superintendent and working within the district for 25 years,

Kogut began his tenure as superintendent in July 2005 and is most reputable for his work in collaborating with other districts “to really accept that it is the I.S.D. responsibility to be accountable for student achievement.”

According to the superintendent, he believes in “serving before you lead” to secure trust in his peers.

Kogut said he understands that it is no short task to have everyone make sense of your methods or techniques, “It is about building that trust up over the years and making sure that there is a benefit to them and everyone else.”

Kogut will be ending his career within the Ingham I.S.D. in June with the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year.

Listen to the Ingham County Chronicles’ first podcast for interviews from Tuesday’s Board meeting with Michael Flowers and superintendent, Stan Kogut. 

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