Central Office

Central Office

A Message From the Superintendent

Hello, my name is Tracy Hertsel.  As Superintendent of Cassopolis Public Schools, it is my goal to provide the leadership necessary to provide a high-quality education for the children of our school district while maintaining a sense of community.  Being born and raised in this community gives me great pride in what the Cassopolis community has to offer.

I’m proud to say that I’m a “Ranger” through and through.  I have had the pleasure to give back to the children and community through volunteering, teaching, coaching, being a principal and most recently as the district's Superintendent for the last 4 years.  It is my goal as Superintendent to provide the leadership necessary to continue providing a high-quality education for the children of our school district and community. The district and the Cassopolis Education Association continue to improve teacher evaluation and effectiveness.  The district was fortunate enough to pilot one of four evaluation tools for the State of Michigan and is currently using the Thoughtful Classroom Model.

It is important to me to challenge every staff member to teach by Benjamin Franklin’s quote:  “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” As technology becomes more and more a part of our everyday life, it is important to equip our staff with the tools to involve students with hands-on learning each and every day. 

I personally want to thank the voters of the community for their support to pass the 2015 bond.  The money from the bond is being used to extend the life of the buildings and protect them from all conditions and also to update Ross Beatty classrooms with furnishings and technology. Our staff and many contractors worked long hours over the summer to make sure the buildings were ready for our students and staff. We hope you enjoy visiting the buildings and seeing our renovations first hand!

Cassopolis Public Schools continues to seek community input for improving education for our children and our leaders of tomorrow.  Feel free to call or email (phone 445-0503 or email thertsel@cassopolis.org.)

Thank you for visiting our district website!

Go Rangers!!!

Tracy D. Hertsel
Superintendent of Schools



Superintendent of Schools

Tracy D Hertsel

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Martynowicz

Geri Vlasicak, Payroll

Lori Phillips,
Receptionist/Food Service   


Building Administration


Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School
Mr. VanLue
Mr. Dave VanLue
Principal/Curriculum Director for Grades 7-12

Mr. Brawley
Mr. Matt Brawley
Dean of Students, Athletic Director

Sam Adams Elementary School

DeeAnn Melville-Voss
Principal/Title I Director/Curriculum Director for Grades K-6

Food Services

Robyn Bright

John Bright

John Bright

Special Education Supervisor

Sara Park

Grants and Project Coordinator
Brooke Brawley

IT Technology/Networking
Ron Diol