A passionate educator with extensive experience in curriculum development and leadership through collaboration, Aaron Baughman has been named Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Northville Public Schools. The Northville Board of Education unanimously approved Baughman’s appointment at its Tuesday, November 28, 2017 meeting. He succeeds Deanna Barash, who left the district in early September to take a position with another school district.
Baughman comes to Northville Public Schools from Wayne-Westland Community Schools where he has served for the past five years as Executive Director of Curriculum overseeing K-12 curriculum for all subject areas district-wide. He joined Wayne-Westland Community Schools fresh out of college in 2001 as a fourth and fifth grade teacher. In his 16 years with Wayne-Westland, Baughman has served in a number of roles including as an elementary and middle school teacher, a middle school assistant principal and principal, and the district’s Director of Professional Development.
“Aaron Baughman is known as a passionate educator and lifelong learner who promotes instructional excellence and student learning through collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators, as well as students, families and the community,” said Northville Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher. “We are happy to have Aaron joining our Central Office Leadership Team and are excited about the depth and breadth of experience he will bring to Northville Public Schools.”
Baughman has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and minoring in Elementary Education, from William Tyndale College in Farmington Hills. He earned his Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate from Madonna University in Livonia, with endorsements in Elementary, K-5 all subjects; K-8 Self-Contained Classroom; and grades 6-8 in English. Baughman also has a Master of Science in Administration specializing in Educational Leadership from Madonna.
“Northville has a long tradition of excellence and I am excited about being part of such an amazing community of learners and educators,” Baughman said. “I am eager to begin the work of developing and cultivating relationships across the district to benefit the students and staff of Northville Public Schools. I had the opportunity to meet with many stakeholders in the district during the selection process and I can tell that this is a district where great people make great things happen every day! That is an exciting outlook and I can’t wait to dive in and get started.”
Aaron Baughman has been married for 20 years to his wife Jennifer Baughman, a middle school teacher in South Redford. He has two children including his son, Malachi, who is 13, and his daughter, Molly, who is 10.