Superintendent VanWagoner

About Superintendent VanWagoner

Dr. John VanWagoner

Dr. VanWagoner was serving as Superintendent of Alpena Public Schools, prior to accepting the superintendent position with TCAPS. Before serving in Alpena, Dr. VanWagoner served as an associate superintendent at the Shiawassee Regional Education Service Area (RESA), served in the Michigan Department of Education, and began his career as a teacher at 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

Based on feedback from the community, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner, is providing a monthly opportunity for community members to attend “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. 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, January 18 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, February 15 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, March 15 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, April 19 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, May 17 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, June 14 - Google Meet