TCAPS Departments

Please select from the dropdown menus below for additional information about each TCAPS department. Contact information and organizational charts can also be found below.

If you have questions about a department, staff member, or organizational chart, please contact human resources by phone (231.933.1710), fax (231.933.1721), or email with questions or comments.

Business & Finance

TCAPS Awarded 18th Consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) its Certificate of Excellence (COE) in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year 2022.  

“TCAPS has attained this high level of reporting and transparency for 18 consecutive years,” Superintendent Dr. John VanWagoner stated. “Receiving this award reaffirms our ongoing commitment to accurate financial reporting.”

By participating in the COE program, school districts demonstrate their commitment to financial transparency.  Applicants submit their Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for review by a team of financial professionals who provide feedback to improve future documents. In its review of TCAPS, there were no comments noted for areas of improvement.  A district’s participation in the COE program can facilitate bond rating and continuing bond disclosure processes. 

“The COE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in financial reporting,” ASBO International Chief Operations Officer/Interim Executive Director Siobhan McMahon says. “The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report informs stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, making it an important communications tool for building trust and engaging with the school community.”

Financial Reports & Information

The district budget and other useful information and forms can be found below.  Please feel free to contact our staff members with any questions you may have or suggestions for making the business web pages more informative or useful.


Staff Directory

NAME (Alpha Order)
Anderson, Jessica
Licensed Child Care Director
Cairns, Beckie
Payroll Coordinator
Farah, Cindy
Purchasing Coordinator
Gignilliat, Kelly
Child Care Registration Coordinator
Gorter, Julie
Executive Assistant
John, Katie
GSRP Coordinator
Low, Sandy
Director of Finance
McCumber, Keri
Accounting Coordinator
McDonald, Mandee
Child Care Billing Coordinator
McManus, Patrick
Safety and Security Coordinator
Smith, Dawn
Accounts Payable
Souden, Wes
Director of Business Services
Thomas-Hill, Christine
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations
Wills, Ashley
Compensation & Benefits Coordinator


Communications Department

TCAPS Communications Toolkit

Communications Staff Directory

Requesting Use of a TCAPS Facility

To request the use of a TCAPS facility, please contact Mariann Brown in the Operations office at or 231.933.1950. To request a facility, you must be at least 21 years of age and a designated person who will be responsible for the event.

TCAPS Vacant/Obsolete Properties

Traverse City Area Public Schools' Human Resources/Labor Relations/Legal Services department provides services and support to all employees and applicants within our school community. Information and services are provided in a friendly, confidential and professional environment. Feel free to contact us by phone (231.933.1710),  fax (231.933.1721), or email with questions or comments.

Employee Resources

Human Resources Staff Directory

Associate Superintendent of Labor Relations and Legal Services
Executive Assistant
Pupil Accounting Coordinator
Erika Swartz
Pupil Accounting & Student Data Coordinator
Guest Teacher Specialist
Lucas VanHouten
Human Resources Specialist
HR Coordinator
HR Generalist
HR Compliance Coordinator

TCAPS Printing & Design Services is dedicated to providing quality and timely imaging as is relates to offset printing, high volume copies, and signage for the school district. We are at the hub of much of the district’s information and take pride in supporting our students in the educational process.

Copying Services

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For questions or additional information, please contact

Printing Staff Directory

Printing & Communications Coordinator
Copy Command Printing Technician
Copy Command Printing Technician
Graphic Design Printing Technician

Copy / Printing Quote or Questions: 231.933.1746

Contacts and Staff Listing

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