Changes in Personnel for Davison Community Schools
Board of Education members voted to appoint Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown as the next superintendent of Davison Community Schools at a special meeting held September 25.
Superintendent Eric Lieske submitted his letter of resignation to the Davison Board of Education on September 10 after announcing he had been named Chief Executive Officer of the Flint Cultural Center Academy, effective January 1, 2019.
Brown’s appointment becomes effective January 1, 2019.
Brown began his career in education more than 30 years ago as a parochial school teacher at St. Mary Queen of Angels in Swartz Creek and Holy Redeemer in Burton. He was hired as a science teacher at Davison High School in 1994 and in 2002 was named Assistant Principal. He became principal of Davison High School in 2006 and served for four years until being named Assistant Superintendent.
“I am extremely honored that the Board has the confidence to appoint me as the new superintendent,” Brown said. “I will work diligently to ensure that Davison Community Schools maintains its long tradition of excellence and always putting kids first.”
Kevin and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Jacob, Morgan and Logan. An avid sportsman, Kevin especially enjoys bow hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoys athletics, and has coached varsity football, freshmen basketball and junior varsity softball during his tenure at Davison.
Replacing Brown will be Matt Lobban, who has served as a coach, teacher, math and science coordinator and assistant principal during his nearly 20 years with the district, has been named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Certified Personnel effective January 1, 2019.
"Matt has demonstrated exceptional leadership as both our District K-12 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator and most recently as an Assistant Principal at Davison High School," said Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown. "Matt is extremely knowledgeable about curriculum, instruction and assessment. He is well liked and well respected by teachers, administrators and staff and will do a great job helping to lead the District."
Lobban,a graduate of Davison High School, was hired in 2004 as a math teacher at the high school. In 2012, Lobban was named as the K-12 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator, a position he held until he was named Assistant Principal at Davison High School the 2017/18 school year.
"I have enjoyed my time as an administrator at DHS, appreciate the connections that have been made and will greatly miss the daily contact with staff and students here," Matt said. "However, I'm excited and honored for the opportunity to once again lead in a capacity that is district-wide and to continue the significant work that has been done to improve curriculum and instruction for Davison students."
Lobban and his wife, Jill, have three sons: Camden, 10; Jaxson, 7; and Maverick, 5. In his spare time, Mr. Lobban enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, camping and gardening.
Davison High School teacher T.J. Fischhaber will step into the role vacated by Lobban as assistant principal at the high school effective January 1, 2019.
“T.J. is well liked and respected by the students and the staff,” said Assistant Superintendent Kevin Brown, who becomes Superintendent on January 1, 2019. “He is excellent at building strong professional relationships and I think he will do a great job as the buildings next assistant principal.”
T.J. has a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Siena Heights University where he majored in history and secondary education and minored in English. He received his Master of Arts degree in curriculum and assessment design from Walden University.
Since joining the teaching staff at Davison High School in 2006, T.J. has received multiple nominations for Teacher of the Year, served five years as the department chair of the World Studies department and has worked as a member of the high school leadership team. He has also been a coach for the girls’ basketball team where he earned the title of Coach of the Year his first season.
“I am very humbled and excited to begin this new role at DHS,” T.J. said. “We have a wonderful staff and student body and I look forward to working with both in the future to accomplish great things.”
T.J. and his wife of 15 years, Dawn, have three children: TJ, age 13; Gabrielle, 9; and Bryson, 8.. In his spare time, T.J. enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and coaching his children.