Mike Suderman has more than 33 years of experience providing teaching and school leadership at all levels of K–12 education, including district leadership. He is currently an assistant superintendent for Edmonton Public Schools, which serves more than 100,000 students.
Mike’s practical and respectful approach to improving results for students honors the work teachers do daily in service of their students. His approach and focus is to help school communities realize that establishing effective systems of work can leverage improved results by placing people in the best possible set of working conditions, to achieve the best possible results for students.
Professionally, Mike provides guidance and leadership to alternative programs within the district, including oversight to the district’s Christian faith-based programs. He also leads the curriculum and resource department and provides oversight to schools with accelerated and enrichment programs for gifted and talented students.
Mike’s awards include the Galan-Weston Award for academic improvement at the elementary level, as well as Model PLC certification for Vernon Barford Junior High. In 2011, he was part of the leadership group that earned the Network 9 Principal Group Award from the Association for School Curriculum and Development (ASCD). He is also a member of the Council of Alberta School Superintendents.
Mike earned two degrees at the University of Alberta, both in the field of education.