Welcome From Morenci Area Schools Superintendent, Mr. Mike McAran.
From 1966 through 1975 I taught English and Social Studies, 7th and 8th Grade, at Fraser Public Schools. I was the English Department Chair for the Middle School. At the high school level I was the Varsity Wrestling and Junior Varsity Football Coach. I also taught an interesting group of students called “Special Materials”.
In 1976 I did an administrative internship at Utica Ford and received my Specialist Degree, 32 hour beyond a Masters.
In the fall of 1976 I came to Tecumseh to be an assistant principal. In 1981 I took on the duties of Night School Director and Athletic Director.
In 1983 I came to Sand Creek Community School’s as Middle School/High School Principal. There I oversaw State and Federal Programs, Gifted and Talented Programs, Perkins Grants (Vocational Education), and School Improvement. I also started a SADD Chapter and worked with my wife as a National Honor Society Advisor and Class Advisor.
In the fall of 1998 I came back to Tecumseh Public Schools as Middle School Principal until 2004 when I became Superintendent. As Superintendent I oversaw Tecumseh Options, an alternative school; The Americans With Disabilities Act (#504s); and Special Education.
I have been married to Judy Raines McAran for 55 years. Judy is retired English and Latin Teacher after 31 years of service at Fraser Public Schools and Sand Creek Community Schools. She also taught grammar for Court Reporters at McComb Community College. Our son, Michael, is 48 years old and lives in Tecumseh, MI and works at the Rex B. Martin Judicial Building with his wife Rachel. Michael has two sons; Patrick who graduated from Michigan State with a Political Science Degree and is a Captain with the 4th Infantry Division. William, who is in Real Estate in Boyne Mountain, MI enjoys snow boarding and golf. Our Daughter Catherine is 40 years old and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Anthropology.
I am Past President of Tecumseh Rotary and will be the President of the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh for the 3rd time. I also served on the Herrick Hospital Board, the LHA Board, and the Promedica Board as well as on the Raisin Township Planning Commission.
As Morenci Area School’s Superintendent, I find this to be the most enjoyable position I have ever had!
Mr. Mike McAran