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Monica Merritt
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Monica Merritt

For the past six years, I have had the honor and privilege of leading the public learning environment for more than 17,200 students as Superintendent of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. I often describe this experience as ‘catching lightning in a bottle,’ as my entire career in education has prepared me to lead this diverse, unique district — the fifth largest in the State.

Prior to becoming a superintendent, I served in various roles in education for the past 29 years as an English teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and assistant superintendent of human resources.

I currently reside in Plymouth Township with my husband Darron, daughter Mackenzie (22), and son Myles (21). I am the proud daughter of Herman Boone, who has received great attention and accolades for his time as football coach of the TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., as portrayed in the Disney movie “Remember the Titans” (2000).

As an educator, I am energized by the reminder that we must all be on the road to continuous improvement as we strive to fulfill our purpose — and that no matter how challenging it may get, the journey never ends. While I have been grateful for the opportunities to influence the people and priorities of the communities I have served, I will never stop trying to broaden that reach by equipping myself with both the formal knowledge — and the credentials — to globally and positively impact the future of education.

Past AASA Michigan Superintendent of the Year Winners:

2022 Michigan Superintendent of the Year: Dania Bazzi

2021 Michigan Superintendent of the Year: Craig Carmoney

2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year: Dr. Robert Shaner

About the Award:

The Superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.

State-level winners are selected on the following criteria:

    • Leadership for Learning
    • Communication
    • Professionalism
    • Community Involvement

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