Dr. Scott A Menzel Welcomes You


    Position: Superintendent

    Scottsdale Unified School District welcomed Dr. Scott A. Menzel to the SUSD family as Superintendent on July 1, 2020.

    Dr. Menzel became superintendent of Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) on July 1, 2011. Before coming to WISD, he spent four years as superintendent of the Livingston Educational Service Agency, and five years as superintendent of Whitmore Lake Public Schools.

    He is driven by the moral imperative to provide opportunities that are equitable, inclusive, and just for all students.  This work is achieved by working collaboratively with local, state, and national partners.

    Professional Associations/Appointments

    • Editor for AESA’s journal, Perspectives
    • Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Advisory Board (2018)
    • Washtenaw Health Initiative Steering Committee (2018-present)
    • Washtenaw County Diversion Council (2018)
    • Appointed to the Early Childhood Investment Corporation Executive Committee (2017-2021) by Governor Rick Snyder
    • Michigan College Access Network Board (MCAN)—2017-2019
    • Michigan School Finance Research Project Steering and Technical Committee (2017-present)
    • Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) National Council member (2015-2017)
    • Michigan Association of School Administrators (Region 8 president in 2004-05)
    • Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators

    Education and Credentials

    • Doctorate – Eastern Michigan University
    • Specialists—Eastern Michigan University
    • Master’s - Philosophy and Social Policy, The American University in Washington, D.C
    • Bachelor’s – Religion, Vanguard University, California


    • 2018-19 Outstanding Superintendent Communicator Award, Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA)
    • United Way of Washtenaw County “Live United” Award (2018)
    • National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) Spirit Award (2017)
    • Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Special Citation (2017)
    • Eastern Michigan University Excellence in Scholarship Award (2017)
    • Michigan Region 8 Superintendent of the Year (2014)
    • Ann Arbor News/MLive Executive of the Year (2014)
    • Brown Chapel Leadership Award for Educational and Diversity Leadership (2014)
    • Early Childhood Investment Corporation “Fierce Heart” Award (2013)
    • White House “YMCA Champion for Change” award (2013)
    • MAISA President’s Distinguished Service Award for Early Childhood Advocacy (2011)
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