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Michael E. Crass

Michael Crass is a consultant with Education Support Services Group (ESS). ESS provides a comprehensive menu of services for governing boards, superintendents, senior management teams, school districts and community colleges. The divisions of service include: leadership and governance; executive search services; curriculum and instruction; human resource management; and business and fiscal services.

Mr. Crass has more than 45 years of experience in K-12 education, including 20 years as a superintendent. In addition to his superintendent experience, Michael has been an Assistant Superintendent for curriculum and instruction, elementary and high school principal, Director of Professional Development, and elementary, high school and college teacher.

Following undergraduate study at California State University, Fresno, Mr. Crass received his Master’s degree in Education Systems Management from Chapman University.

Mr. Crass has served on several boards, including School Employees Association of California, ASCD, and the California Education Coalition for Health Care Reform, where he serves as the Management Co-Chair. Mr. Crass was selected as the Superintendent of the Year for ACSA Region IX in 2006.

Married for almost 50 years, Michael and his wife, Jo, have three children and nine grandchildren. Their two daughters are high school teachers, their daughter-in-law is a kindergarten teacher, and a son-in-law is a high school principal.

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