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 - (9:30-10:30am)
  • 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

  • 3 June
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 3
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 4 June
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 10 June
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Jun 10
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 17 June
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Jun 17
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 1 July
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Jul 1
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 2 July
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg
      Date: Jul 2
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg
      Date: Jul 2
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 8 July
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Jul 8
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 15 July
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Jul 15
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       
  • 5 August
    • BOE Teaching for Learning Committee Mtg
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 6 August
    • BOE Finance & Property Committee Mtg
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
    • BOE Executive Committee Mtg
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: District Administration Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 12 August
    • Board Study Session 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board Study Session
      Date: Aug 12
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
  • 19 August
    • Board of Education Meeting 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Board of Education Meeting
      Date: Aug 19
      Time: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Location: District Admin Board Training Room
      Calendar: HPS School Board
       

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Holland Cares Benefit Concert

Join Exit Left Theatre Company for the Second Annual Holland Cares Benefit Concert! You will enjoy incredible performances by local talent and special guests performers from the national tour of Wicked.  All proceeds will go to regional youth mental health care providers: 

  • Midtown Counseling
  • Mosaic Counseling.
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This week, we're talking with Superintendent Nick Cassidy about the renovation and construction projects in the district.

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On Monday, April 8 – just after we return from Spring Break - we will be in the path of a solar eclipse. West Michigan will experience a partial eclipse from 1:55 to 4:24pm with 94% totality at 3:11pm.

While this is an amazing educational opportunity, there are also potential risks. Viewing of the eclipse without proper eye protection can cause permanent damage to vision. And regular sunglasses do not provide adequate protection. 

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Kelsey Hanson and Thaddeus Le Febre are the 12th and 13th recipients of the Teachers Live Here grant since it launched in January 2023. The $25,700 grant will assist them with the down payment on a home in or near the district. 

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