For Immediate Release
April 29, 2015
Bay City Academy Welcomes Mitten Educational Management
We would like to officially welcome Mitten Educational Management (MEM) as the Educational Service Provider for Bay City Academy and North Central Academy. MEM is officially replacing Smart Schools Management of Bay City. Mitten Educational Management is a full service management company handling all aspects of operations including curriculum, financial management, compliance, personnel management, public relations, facility management, and enrollment. MEM is excited at the opportunity to partner with the Bay City Academy Board of Directors, Lake Superior State University, North Central Academy, and Bay City Academy to work in the best interest of the students and staff. The contract runs through June 30, 2016.
Mitten Educational Management is co-owned by Michael Randel, CPA and Brian Lynch. Mr. Randel has over 24 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves as the managing member of the public accounting firm Randel, Frank & Schwartzman, CPA PLLC. Mike will have a focus on the financial side of the management company. Brian Lynch has been serving students in education for over nine years as a teacher, consultant, and as an administrator. Since February 2014, Mr. Lynch, has served as Superintendent of Bay City Academy and North Central Academy. He will focus his attention mainly on the educational and curriculum side of the management company.
Pat Cleland is scheduled to take on the Interim-Superintendent position for the remaining two months of the school year. Mr. Cleland has 23 years of experience serving students in education as a teacher, state championship football coach, and as an administrator. He will be splitting roles as Superintendent for the Bay City Academy District along with maintaining his responsibilities as Principal at North Central Academy in Mancelona, Michigan. Pat Cleland has been Principal at NCA for the past three years. Under his leadership the school has increased their academic performance, expanded their athletics and extracurricular programs, along with growing it's enrollment. The official decision to name Pat Cleland as Superintendent is pending official approval at the May 14, 2015 Bay City Academy Board of Director's meeting.
The goal at Bay City Academy continues to be educational excellence for our students, and we will take all available steps to achieve this goal.
Bay City Academy Board of Directors