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 17th Consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Traverse City Area Public Schools with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award marks the 17th consecutive year the district has received this honor, which recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended 2021. The ASBO is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. 

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
Low, Sandy
Director of Finance
McCumber, Keri
Accounting Coordinator
Smith, Dawn
Accounts Payable
Souden, Wes
Director of Business Services
Strom, Amy
GSRP Coordinator
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
Guest Teacher Specialist
HR Generalist
HR Generalist
HR Compliance Coordinator

Great Community, Great Schools. Together, we're making a difference in the lives of children.

TCAPS values the partnership we share with our community. The Partner in Education (PIE) program is designed to provide businesses/organizations an opportunity to support education in a way that is meaningful and mutually beneficial.

Partner Options

Intense Student Support Network

The Intense Student Support Network (ISSN) provides non-academic needs which may create obstacles to high achievement for students. Learn more about the Support Network.

Give Back Program

​Support TCAPS by giving back. You choose the specifics: percentage of sales, frequency of donation, and program to support. These funds support scholarships for the Learning, Enrichment, and Athletics Program. 

Financial Contribution

There are many programs, student organizations, athletic teams and extra-curricular activities at TCAPS. You are welcome to designate your tax deductible donation to any group within the school for which you have a passion. Please contact the Partner in Education Coordinator at 231.933.1790 or for assistance. Thank you for your support. Make an online contribution today.

Gift in Kind – Time, Talent or Resources

Share your expertise or special talent with our students. Donate supplies or anything else a school might need. We welcome all inquiries.

Purchase Sponsor Space

Looking for a better way to capture the attention of school audiences? Purchase signage at TCAPS schools and facilities. These funds support scholarships for the Learning, Enrichment, and Athletics Program. Learn more about Sponsorship Options.

Become A TCAPS Partner Today!

Contact Karyn Hertel at 231.933.1790 or

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

Place your copy order here

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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