From Spanish and Social Studies to Superintendent

Dr. LaSusa's Election to Superintendent of the Chatham School District
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Dr. Michael LaSusa has proved that through determination and passion, one can achieve his or her goals. Many Chatham parents and students know Dr. LaSusa as a friendly, kind figure who has been part of the Chatham school district for the past eleven years. He is an integral member of the community as a teacher, supervisor, principle, assistant superintendent, and now superintendent of the Chatham school district.


This January, the Chatham Board of Education voted 8-0 for Dr. LaSusa as the superintendent of the school district, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016. The whole district is thrilled with his accomplishment. One CHS teacher lauds that “I cannot believe his great achievements in Chatham and wish him the best.” A CHS student comments, “ He had a mission, and went for it. That’s really inspiring.” Upon the vote, a CHS board member confirmed him as “the best choice for the job” and a past student describes him as “kind and helpful” when Dr. LaSusa was his principal (Chatham Patch).Dr. LaSusa's experiences in the Chatham School district will serve him well as superintendent. He entered the Chatham school district as a Spanish and social studies teacher in 2000. By 2004, he was promoted to dean of students and supervisor of the social studies department. In 2006 he was promoted to co-principal. Dr. LaSusa became assistant superintendent of the community in 2010, during which he also coordinated other programs as well (Chatham Patch). These positions in the Chatham school district confirm his dedication to this town and his passion for teaching and guiding students.


As superintendent, Dr. LaSusa will have administrative oversight of the students, public schools, and educational services within Chatham school district (Wikipedia). His experience, leadership, and great qualifications ensure that he will succeed in this position, and his inspiring promotions in the Chatham school district mark him as a role model in our community for Chatham students, teachers, and residents.