Superintendent VanWagoner

Meet Superintendent VanWagoner

Dr. John VanWagoner

Dr. VanWagoner began with Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) July 1, 2020. Previously, Dr. VanWagoner served as Superintendent of Alpena Public Schools, associate superintendent at the Shiawassee Regional Education Service Area (RESA), served in the Michigan Department of Education. He began his career in educations as a teacher for Lapeer Community Schools. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. He also holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, History from Saginaw Valley State University. 

Phone: (231) 933-1727

Superintendent Office Hours

Held Monthly, Open to the Community

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner, will have monthly “office hours”, alternating each month between in person and virtual meetings. In person office hours will be held at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 on the second floor (Mezzanine level). Virtual office hours will be held via Google Meet and can be accessed here or by calling +1 707-785-6547‬ and entering PIN: ‪692 435 167‬#. All meetings begin at 5:00 pm. The alternating schedule will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - Google Meet