About APS

Alpena Public Schools, located in the cultural, economic, and educational hub of northeast Michigan, is a Class A district. We serve a population of approximately 3,900 students in 6 elementary schools for grades K-5, a junior high for grades 6-8, and a high school for grades 9-12 as well as an alternative high school program.

One of the largest geographic districts in the State of Michigan, Alpena Public Schools covers more than 600 square miles, encompassing all of Alpena County as well as all of Presque Isle Township and a part of Krakow Township in Presque Isle County. Our well-organized fleet of buses transports 80 percent of the student body each day, safely traveling some 825,000 miles per year. Officially established as Michigan's first county-wide school district in 1963, Alpena Public Schools represents an aggregation of business people, farmers, professionals, service employees, children, parents, retirees, and clergy, all proud of their beautiful, bay-side community.

Our Mission

Our District's mission statement reflects our close connection with the people we serve: "Alpena Public Schools, in partnership with our community, teaches and challenges all students to become life-long learners and productive citizens."

Board of Education Goals

The Alpena Public School Board of Education will:

  • advance academic achievement for all students.
  • continue to be good stewards of the financial and physical resources of the District.
  • maintain good communications with students, parents, staff, and community, fostering an atmosphere of respect, trust, openness, and willingness to listen.

Fascinating Facts

Here are some facts and statistics about our District:

  • Our bus fleet transports students from every corner of our 604 square mile District in 118 daily bus routes. If combined end-to-end, all those routes would stretch from Alpena to Disney World and back - every day!
  • The APS Food Service team prepares over 690,000 meals each year! Our District also provides food service management for our neighbors, including Headstart, Pied Piper Opportunity Center, and the Alcona Community School District.
  • APS employs over 500 individuals, including teachers, custodians, bus drivers, instructional assistants, administrators, cooks and a variety of support personnel. Our employees are members of the community who live, play and invest right here in Northeastern Michigan.

We're a proud part of the Alpena community working hard to remain "The Best Choice!"

Gordon Administration Building Personnel

Superintendent's Office

Name
Position
David Rabbideau
Superintendent of Schools
Lorie Kneeshaw
Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Stacy Wentz
Special Education Director
Lorie Kneeshaw
Secretary to Board

Instruction/Curriculum

Name
Position
Meaghan Gauthier
Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Jeana Bellanger
Secretary

Business Office

Name
Position
Mary Lyon
Associate Superintendent for Business and Operations
Jeanne Roznowski
Accounting Specialist
Carrie Zaborney
Secretary - Accounts Payable Clerk
Denise Kowalewsky
Finance Supervisor
Angela Kania
Pupil Accountant

Human Resources

Name
Position
Matthew Poli
Executive Director for Human Resources and Labor Relations
Leslie Reynolds
Human Resources Specialist
Raelyn Wilber
Human Resources Generalist
Nancy Wedge
Secretary - Payroll Clerk

Student Services

Name
Position
Debra Smith
Secretary - Student Services
Ellsen Diamond
APS Online Coordinator
Natalie Gentry
Instructional Coach
Jesse Patteson
Student Support Facilitator

Homeschool Partnership

Name
Position
Jennifer Myers
Supervisor

School Success

Name
Position
Dorothy Pintar
Director
Kristen Berles
School Success Worker

Technology

Name
Position
Paul Mancine
Director of Information Systems
Kimberly Scull
Secretary
Adam Keyes
Computer Systems Specialist
Kevin Mulka
Computer Technician
Roberto Martinez
Network & Data Analyst
Hans Stevens
Education Tech Director

Food Services

Name
Position
Nic Wiser
Director
Kimberly Scull
Secretary

Building & Grounds

Name
Position
Kurt Konieczny
Supervisor
Dennis Irwin
Custodian
Maria Prevo
Custodian
Robert Nowicki
Maintenance - Utility A Worker
Rick Page
Maintenance - Utility A Worker

For More Information

Main Switchboard
989-358-5200

Announcement Hotline
989-358-5001 

Gordon Admin. Building
2373 Gordon Road
Alpena, MI  49707
989-358-5000
fax: 989-358-5041

Facilities & Transportation
1357 M-32 West
Alpena, MI  49707
989-358-5790
fax: 989-358-5795

Secondary Schools
ACES: 989-358-5170
AHS: 989-358-5200
TBJHS: 989-358-5400

Elementary Schools
Besser: 989-358-5100
Ella White: 989-358-5950
Hinks: 989-358-5560
Lincoln: 989-358-5900
Sanborn: 989-358-5800
Wilson: 989-358-5700