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), and served in the Michigan Department of Education. He began his career in education 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 and 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 +1 475-549-0438‬ and entering PIN: ‪961 104 679‬#. All meetings begin at 5:00 pm. The alternating schedule will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Google Meet
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - Horizon Books
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - Google Meet


2023-2024 TCAPS State of The District Message