Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht - Deputy Superintendent, P-20 System and Student Transitions
Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht joined the Michigan Department of Education as the Deputy Superintendent of the P-20 System and Student Transitions Division on
August 1, 2018. He has over twenty-five years of experience in education, 11 years as an Intermediate School District Superintendent.
Dr. K. served 3 years at Ingham ISD prior to his time as the superintendent of Montcalm ISD for over 8 years. He is experienced in providing educational leadership in general education, special education, career and technical education, technology, curriculum, school improvement, and is active with the legislature.
Dr. K., as he is most commonly known, attended Central Michigan University, where he received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. He has earned several academic achievements including the honor of Phi Kappa Phi, which is CMU's highest Honor Society recognizing superior scholarship.
Dr. K. was appointed by the State Board of Education to the Special Education Advisory Council from 2010-2014. In 2011, he was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve on the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System's Board of Directors and is currently chairman. In October 2015, Dr. K. was asked to participate on Governor Snyder's Special Education Reform Task Force that provided recommendations in five focus areas to personalize and restructure special education programs in Michigan.
In November of 2017, he also chaired the subcommittee that was responsible for producing the Special Education Funding Report detailing the current state of Special Education funding in Michigan.
Dr. K.'s first position was at Grandville Public Schools as a middle and high school social studies teacher. Between 1994 and today, he has gained local district experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and superintendent. Prior to his Montcalm ISD Superintendent role, he served 6 years as Superintendent for Fowler Public Schools. He is also an Associate Graduate Faculty at CMU where he teaches leadership theory and educational administration.
Dr. K. and his wife, Jenny, have five children.