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.   

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HPS Podcast 4.18

This week, Superintendent Nick Cassidy announced the details of the new Teachers Live Here program that is aimed at retaining and attracting the very best teachers to Holland Public Schools. Here is a part of that announcement.

Lillian Snoeyink (HLA, 1st grade) is the first HPS Teacher to be awarded a Teachers Live Here grant.

Teachers Live Here Announcement

Teachers Live Here will provide $25,000 in down payment assistance to Holland Public Schools teachers. An anonymous donor in the City of Holland will help HPS retain and recruit the best educators to the district.

HPS Podcast 4.16

The students and staff of Holland Public Schools have THIS week off for the Holidays. LAST week, Gary Stevens talked with HPS Superintendent on WHTC’s Talk of the Town.  Here are some highlights from that conversation.

HPS Podcast 4.15

This week we talk with outgoing-trustee Phil Meyer about his time on the HPS Board of Education.

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

  • 2 February
    • Superintendent's Open Office Hours
      Date: Feb 2
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration, Lincoln Conference Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 6 February
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Feb 6
      Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 7 February
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg.
      Date: Feb 7
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 8 February
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg.
      Date: Feb 8
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Admin - Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 13 February
    • Board Study Session 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Feb 13
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 20 February
    • Optional Prayer Meeting Prior to Board Meeting
      Date: Feb 20
      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 20
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
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