Houghton-Portage Township Schools

Superintendent’s Corner


Welcome to an exciting 2015-2016 school year. It is my privilege to serve the students and families of the Houghton-Portage School District.

I am honored to be a member of a team of administrators, board members, teachers, staff, and community members who are committed to providing the best possible education for all our children.The level of success that our students achieve is outstanding. We recognize that the measure of annual success is not only based on AYP (annual yearly progress) as measured by the Michigan Department of Education, but also on our ability to review and assess student data to improve instruction to increase achievement. Graduates of our school realize post-secondary academic success because of the preparation received in the K – 12 educational environments which we provide. Ultimately our goal is that all students show improved academic achievement.

During my tenure as a district administrator, I have witnessed this community’s commitment to educational excellence and continuing to work with all stakeholders. I look forward to working with many of you in the coming months and the challenges that lie before us. Remember, together we can do things for all children that will positively affect all of our lives.

Thank you for your support.

Doreen L. Klingbeil

Superintendent of Schools