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At Jenison, we believe that to effectively equip and lead our students, our staff teams should be invested in, equipped, and unified. That’s why our culture and strategic vision are focused around cultivating leaders who are empowered in their roles and inspired to grow in their careers and future.

Our goals for investing in people at JPS include:
  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing motivated, inspiring, and child-centered team members
  • Championing new and first-year staff
  • Prioritizing the needs and well-being of our team
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Everything we do at Jenison Public Schools is guided by our core values and our strategic vision:
  • The Wildcat Way: Our Core Values and Character
  • Strategic Vision: Our Long-Term Vision for JPS

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Character is at the core of who we are at Jenison. In addition to award-winning programs and academics, we infuse the character traits of the Wildcat Way in everything we do. Students and staff hold each other to expectations of personal responsibility, empathy, and respect—just a few of the traits that empower kids to reach their full potential.

Our strategic vision was developed through over 10,000 inputs from staff members, students, parents, and our community. Through these inputs we created a framework for our five year vision outlining the forward direction of the district. The final comprehensive plan will aim to elevate student achievement, inspire community connection, and unlock leadership potential.Strategic Vision Five Focus Area Icons


Picture of two female staff members smilingAs part of the Jenison family, we’re proud to offer benefits and supports that help you to feel and do your best. Access exceptional health coverage, a wide range of benefits, resources and expert guidance to help you prioritize your well-being, so you can thrive with a healthy body and mind.
  • Experienced peer mentorship program for new staff members
  • Time off to rest, recharge and volunteer
  • Exceptional healthcare coverage for eligible employees
  • Support programs for mental health, well-being, and more
  • Intentional professional development and career planning
  • Above-average pay

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Phone: 616.457.8890
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