Superintendent's Office

Meet Superintendent Nick Cassidy

Superintendent Cassidy grew up in Millington, Michigan.    After graduating from Millington High School he attended Mott Community College prior to transferring to Saginaw Valley State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with Minors in Social Studies and Language Arts.   He taught Middle School Social Studies in Fulton County, Georgia where he was named Haynes Bridge Middle School and Fulton County Middle School Teacher of the Year.  He received his Masters Degree and Specialists Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.  Nick also gained leadership experience as Assistant Principal of Spalding Drive Elementary School (3 years) and Assistant Principal of Elkins Pointe Middle School (2 years) prior to moving back to Michigan as the Principal of Holland East K-7 in 2013.  In his first year as Principal, Nick was honored at the HPS Power H awards as the District Administrator of the Year and East was also recognized with the Student Achievement Impact Award.  In 2018, when the district went through a realignment, Nick volunteered to be the Principal of Holland Middle School, which gave him the unique challenge of bringing together staff from all buildings in the district and students from all of the K-7 buildings.   Nick has taken on the role of Superintendent and looks forward to this new challenge of bringing everyone together.  

Personally, Nick has been married to Andrea Cassidy for 19 years. They enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and RVing with their three children, Joy (11), Clark (7), and Mae (7).    Nick also enjoys fishing, hunting, and running.   


Superintendent's Open Office Hours

Superintendent Nick Cassidy holds Open Office Hours throughout the school year on the first Thursday of each month (with the exception of January and April) at 8:00 am. 

Open Office Hours will be held in the Lincoln Conference Room in the District Administration office, 320 W. 24th. The following is the 2023-24 schedule:

  • October 6, 2023
  • November 2, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 1, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • May 2, 2024
  • June 6, 2024

During Open Office Hours, parents, students, staff, and community members are welcome to meet with the Superintendent for 10-minute appointments to share concerns, thoughts, or ideas. If more time is needed, an additional appointment can be scheduled for a later date.

If you come to the Open Office Hours, please sign in - appointments will be held on a "first come basis."

Please contact Beth Kooiker in the Superintendent's Office if you have questions (616-494-2005).


 

Contact Information

Nick Cassidy 
Superintendent
616-494-2005

Beth Kooiker 
Administrative Assistant
616-494-2012

HPS Administration Building
320 West 24th Street
Holland, MI 49423

  • 4 December
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Dec 4
      Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 December
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg.
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 8 December
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg.
      Date: Dec 8
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 11 December
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Dec 11
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 18 December
    • BOE Annual Organizational Meeting
      Date: Dec 18
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Dec 18
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Lobby Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Dec 18
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 8 January
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Jan 8
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 15 January
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Jan 15
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Lobby Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Jan 15
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 12 February
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Feb 12
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 19 February
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Feb 19
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Lobby Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • Board of Education Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Feb 19
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       

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David's Sparks of Joy - Christmas Tree Giveaway

For HPS Families in need of an artifical Christmas Tree, ornaments and lights, and stockings.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 5-7pm at West Elementary

Thank you to the Woodard Family for this great event.

 

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October count shows the district grew by 44 students in the last year.


 

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Online Threat at Neighboring School District a Good Reminder of OK2Say

While a recent social media posts threatening a neighboring district amounted to unsubstantiated rumors (and had no connection to  Holland Public Schools), this is a good reminder of the importance of reporting anything suspicious to the authorities that could disrupt the safety and security of our schools.

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HPSPodcast 4.2

Students at Holland Public Schools return to class this morning…. Earlier this week Superintendent Nick Cassidy had a chance to address teachers and staff in the district about the small schools and BIG opportunities available at Holland Public Schools in the coming school year!