John B. Deiter, Ph. D
John B. Deiter, Ph. D

Dr. Deiter has been the superintendent of DeWitt Public Schools since January, 2011. Originally from Lansing Michigan, he has degrees from Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Michigan State University. He is the the proud father of two DeWitt graduates, Madison 2017, and Gwenyth 2018. Dr. Deiter also serves as the president of the School Equity Caucus, an organization dedicated to providing equitable funding for all students in Michigan.

A Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to DeWitt Public Schools! DeWitt Public Schools is a district of approximately 3200 students just north of Lansing, Michigan's capital. Our six buildings serve students from preschool to twelfth grade and include:

  • Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center for preschool students
  • Schavey Road Elementary School for grades kindergarten and first
  • Scott Elementary School for grades second and third
  • Herbison Woods School for grades fourth and fifth
  • DeWitt Middle School for grades six through eighth
  • DeWitt High School for grades nine through twelve

The district also operates a community education and child care program to provide enrichment options for students and their families.

We have a talented and motivated staff in DeWitt Public Schools. In partnership with our parents and the community, the faculty provides a first-rate education with many of our students excelling in academics, athletics, robotics, music/band, theater and more! DeWitt Public Schools' students demonstrate solid proficiency on state assessments and many achieve regional, state and national awards.

District success is a result of strong support from families and the community of DeWitt. At 3200 students, we are large enough to offer many programs and opportunities for our students, and yet we are small enough to do this in a safe and caring environment where the staff can get to know the students and parents on an individual basis.

Our focus throughout the district is your child's learning; preparing them to be a well-rounded and successful adult of tomorrow is a challenge we take seriously! I expect you to find quality instruction, compassion and service, a rigorous state core curriculum, technology standards, innovative teaching strategies, real world connections, frequent assessment and communication to you about your student's progress.

John B. Deiter, Ph.D.


Superintendent's Update

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion