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Matt Wandrie, Superintendent of Schools

Matt Wandrie came to Lapeer in the summer of 2011 from the Dearborn Public Schools, where he served as the director of human resources. His career in education also includes work as a high school teacher, athletic coach, assistant principal, athletic director and principal.

Education
Alma College, BA in History and Political Science
Eastern Michigan University, MA in Educational Leadership
University of Michigan, candidate for Ph.D in Education

Relevant Experience
Teacher, Holly Area Schools and Oxford Community Schools
Assistant Principal, Waterford Mott High School
Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Waterford Kettering High School
Human Resources Director, Dearborn Public Schools

Interests
Spending time with family and friends, coaching his children in their various athletic pursuits, boating, fishing and playing guitar.

Contact
(810) 538-1604
[email protected]

Mark Rajter, Assistant Superintendent (Business)

Mark came to Lapeer in September 2014. The White Lake resident has spent most of his career in business and administration.

Education
Western Michigan University, BA in Business Administration
Eastern Michigan University, MA in Educational Leadership

Relevant Experience
Asst. Superintendent, Troy School District
Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services, Southfield Schools
Asst. Superintendent of Resource Management, Oakland Schools
Human Resources Director, Dearborn Public Schools

Interests
Spending time with family and friends, hunting in northern Michigan and cooking.

Contact

(810) 538-1611
[email protected]

Kim Seifferly, Assistant Superintendent (Human Resources)


Kim was appointed to her current position in the summer of 2012. She was the District’s Curriculum Director for five years prior to taking this position. She lives in Metamora with her husband JK and two children, Jackson and Addison.

Education
Central Michigan University, BA in Secondary Education
Eastern Michigan University, MA in Educational Leadership

Relevant Experience
Taught secondary business education at middle school and high school level.
Former coach, athletic director, building administrator.
Former high school coach
Nine years in the department of curriculum of instruction with the last five years spent as the executive director of the department.

Interests
Reading, camping, boating and spending time with the kids in the beautiful state of Michigan.

Contact
(810) 538-1644
[email protected]



Michelle Bradford, Assistant Superintendent (Curriculum & Instruction)

Michelle has been a part of the LCS community for many years. Before being appointed Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, she served as head principal at Elva Lynch Elementary. She Lives in Lapeer with husband Scott and has three children, Josh, Kade and Beau. 
 
Education
 University of Michigan-Flint, BA in Elementary Education
 Saginaw Valley State University, MA in Educational Leadership
 
Relevant Experience
Taught for eight years (4th and 6th grade at Mayfield and Attica Elementary) prior to being a principal in the district.
Principal for eight years, Irwin-Schickler, Schickler, and Lynch Elementary 
Title I review with high marks
Served on a variety of District-wide committees for years

Interests
Staying active and reading with our youngest, ice skating and traveling with family.

Contact

(810) 538-1655
[email protected]



Jennifer Tindall, Executive Director of Special Education


Jennifer was appointed to her current position in the fall of 2013 after serving 13 years in the Port Huron School District.  While with Port Huron she taught elementary special education, then she took on the role of Special Education Supervisor for Elementary Education and eventually took on the secondary special education duties.  Her last three years in the district she was the Director of Exceptional Children, Pupil Accounting, Early Childhood and Student Records.

Jennifer lives in Metamora with her husband David. 

Education

Central Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with K-12 Special Education and a minor in Language Arts.

Marygrove College, Masters in Education

Saginaw Valley State University, Education Specialist in Special Education Administration (Director Certificate)

Relevant Experience

Taught elementary special education for students with cognitive impairments
Former middle school girls basketball coach
Former Special Education Supervisor
Director for Early Childhood, Special Education, and Pupil Accounting

Interests

Traveling, golfing, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact
(810) 538-1627
[email protected]

Brian Badder, Director of Operations

Brian came to Lapeer in August 2022 as the Director of Operations for Lapeer Community Schools. 

He currently lives in the Lapeer District with his wife Alyssa and son Lincoln, a student in Lapeer Community Schools.

Relevant Experience
He started working for Imlay City Schools as an AV student/sub custodian in 1999 and was hired full-time as a custodian in 2002. In 2005, he transferred classifications and became a maintenance worker and obtained his CDL to be a substitute bus driver as well. In mid-2016, Brian became the Interim Director of Operations for Imlay City Schools where he was responsible for transportation at Imlay City Schools and Dryden Schools as well as buildings and grounds for Imlay City. He became the Director of Transportation and Custodial Services at Imlay City Schools in December 2016.

Interests
Outside of work, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, and watching movies.

Contact:
(810) 538-1629
[email protected]


Matt Mackinder "Big Mack," Director of Communications

Matt came to Lapeer in February 2024 after spending the past 26 years working in print journalism and marketing/public relations. He grew up in Ferndale and currently lives in Goodrich with his wife, Stephanie, three teenaged children, Ethan, Wyatt, and Madelyn, three cats, and three dogs.

Education
Wayne State University, BA in Fine Arts (Journalism)

Relevant Experience
Editor, The Clarkston News
Owner/President, Mackinder Media, LLC
Director of Communications, Metro Jets Hockey Club
Managing Editor, USCHO.com
Contributing Editor, Red Line Report
President/Coach, Goodrich Soccer Club
Bowling Coach, Goodrich High School


Interests
Family and faith above everything. Matt lives for family time, whether that's a trip to Disney World or watching a movie at home. He's a sucker for spicy food, pro wrestling, and sleeping in on the weekends. And pets, apparently.

Contact:
(810) 538-1638
[email protected]

Erica Ingles, Director of Finance

Erica came back home to Lapeer in the summer of 2022 from Guardian Industries in Auburn Hills, where she was senior accountant for a glass manufacturer.  Prior to that she worked at Mattina, Kent & Gibbons in Lapeer for 4 years.  Erica was a 2009 graduate of Lapeer West High School. 

Erica lives in Lapeer with her husband Ken.

Education
University of Michigan, BA in Accounting & Finance, minor in Economics

Relevant Experience
Senior Accountant, Guardian Industries
Staff Accountant, Mattina, Kent & Gibbons, P.C.

Interests
Spending time with family and friends, triathlon, boating, and shopping.

Contact:
(810) 538-1600
[email protected]

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