AAESA Superintendent Announces Retirement

Mark Dobias

Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) Superintendent Mark Dobias has announced his retirement, effective September 30, 2016. Mr. Dobias has had a long career in public education. He has been with AAESA since 2008. Before that, he served as Superintendent of Fennville Public Schools, Principal at Mason County Central and taught high school in Manistee for 10 years. Mr. Dobias started his career in education in 1977 by teaching in facilities for juvenile offenders.


“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I have been given,” said Mr. Dobias. “As a young educator, never in my wildest dreams did I believe I could become the Superintendent of AAESA. I have been truly blessed to work with so many great people, all dedicated to education, leadership and service.”

The Michigan Leadership Institute has been selected to lead the search for a new AAESA Superintendent.