An educator with extensive experience in all aspects of special education, Jadie Kieft has been hired as a Special Education Supervisor for Northville Public Schools. The Northville Board of Education unanimously approved Ms. Kieft’s appointment at its Tuesday, September 13, 2016, meeting.
In this new position, Ms. Kieft will work in partnership with Jennifer Lauria, who was named as a Special Education Supervisor for the district in August, to assist Director of Special Services Nadine Harris in leading, coordinating, and monitoring the district’s pre-kindergarten through 12th grade special education programs to best meet the needs of individual students. Together, the Office of Special Services administrative team will also oversee the district’s Early Intervention Program, as well as support the district-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) initiative.
Prior to joining Northville Public Schools, Ms. Kieft worked for 16 years at Livonia Public Schools, where she served in numerous roles including resource room teacher; team leader at the Buchanan Center; special education teacher consultant; and an elementary program specialist. In addition, she worked for three-and-a-half-years at Romulus Community Schools as a special education classroom teacher for first and second grade, and as a resource room teacher.
“Jadie is coming to Northville with a significant background in special education programming, student supports, behavioral interventions, and making data-driven decisions,” Ms. Harris said. “The Office of Special Services is pleased to have her skill-set as part of our Northville Public Schools educational team.”
Ms. Kieft has a Bachelor of Science in Education (K-5 all subjects, K-8 self-contained) and a Masters in Learning Disabilities K-12 from Eastern Michigan University. She also has a Masters in Educational Leadership K-12 from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“I am excited to join the Northville team and look forward to supporting and strengthening the excellent programs and services Northville offers its students,” Ms. Kieft said. “Through this new role, I hope to be a resource and support for the staff, students and families of this community as we work together to promote student growth, success and independence.”
Ms. Kieft and her husband, Jon, live in Ypsilanti with their children Trevor, 16, and Madison, 12.