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James Wiseley
Superintendent of Schools

1 Falcon Drive
Constantine, MI 49042
(269) 435-8900
jwiseley@constps.org

Constantine Nation, 

 

As superintendent of Constantine Public Schools, I am proud to lead our Falcon community. It was my hope weeks ago to write you a letter introducing myself, and explaining a little about me.

 

I am a 1988 graduate of Gobles Public Schools in Gobles, Michigan. After graduation, I furthered my education by attending Western Michigan University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a focus on Social Studies, and Political Science. I returned home to teach at Gobles Public Schools where I taught World History, United States Government, Economics, Yearbook, and America at War. It was also a privilege to serve as the Junior Class Sponsor, and create the first traveling History Club.  Throughout my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to coach a number of different sports including baseball, volleyball, wrestling, and football for over 20 years. During my career, I earned two master’s degrees from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, specifically a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching, and the other in Educational Leadership. 

 

After retiring from coaching, I moved into administration taking an Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Position at River Valley High School. Our staff, parents, and community members worked to implement expectations, common goals, and consistent values across the district. We identified areas to help our students achieve success. This commitment and common vision led to a cultural transformation within the school and community. 

 

When I was given the opportunity to work at Constantine Public Schools it was a privilege to work with motivated students, driven teachers, and proud community members. The Falcon Nation is a network of success fueled by a long, proud history.  

 

In my personal life, I love to travel! My passion for traveling and commitment to help educate students on the importance of history, cultures, and people led to the opportunity to speak at a number of Teacher Conventions. The opportunity to speak to fellow educators in Belize, England and France fed my passion for travel. While teaching at Gobles Public Schools, I completed a week-long Quality School training at Dublin University, in Dublin, Ireland. In 2007 I had the opportunity to take 29 students back to Ireland in our inaugural History Club trip. This trip would be the first of many.  Over the years I have taken over two hundred students to seven different countries including Belize, Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. With future trips scheduled for England, France, and Belize.  Highlights of the Gobles History Club include being featured in the New York Times and Mlive. The links to the articles are below.

 

New York Times Article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/travel/luring-tourists-back-to-greece.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all

Mlive Article:

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2013/05/gobles_students_trip_to_greece.html

 

The center of my world is family. I have been married to my wife Kim for 27 years. We have three amazing children: Brooklynn, Brenna, and Mason. Brooklynn, our oldest daughter, works at Bronson and has been married to her husband Justin for four years. Brooklynn and Justin have blessed us with two amazing grandchildren. Max, age three, loves to go on adventures with “G.” Ella is one and enjoys playing in her pool. Brenna recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with her degree in Elementary Education. Brenna had a busy spring with graduation, getting a teaching position at Gobles Elementary, and getting married to her husband Greg (all during COVID). Mason graduated from Gobles High School in 2018 and is continuing his education at KVCC while working full-time at Pfizer as an Operations Tech.  Mason also coaches football at Gobles, with his long-term goal to teach and coach football.

 

My family also consists of two sisters and my mom (81 years old) who exercises and plays volleyball multiple times a week. She looks forward to dressing up for Halloween and family gatherings. My oldest sister Julie teaches in South Haven, and my youngest sister Jennifer is the Business Manager at Gobles Public Schools. With over 20 years in education, I also value and love hearing from my extended family of players, students, coaches, colleagues, and friends.

 

Over the coming weeks, months, and years it is our goal to develop an educational experience that promotes the values of the Falcon Nation. Our Portrait of a Graduate will focus on a set of core values that will drive the decision making of the district. We are always looking for input and positive solutions to making a better experience for our students. Please share your ideas. 

 

It is a pleasure to serve you as the superintendent of Constantine Public Schools. I look forward to building relationships with our community, school, and alumni. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

James Wiseley 

jwiseley@constps.org

Superintendent 

Constantine Public Schools