matt hilton

Tecumseh Public Schools is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Matt Hilton as the next Superintendent of Tecumseh Public Schools. 

Following a meticulous selection process, Mr. Hilton was chosen by the Board of Education during a “Special” Board Meeting held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The Board voted unanimously in favor of Mr. Hilton. Negotiations will begin with Mr. Hilton, with a proposed beginning date of May 20, 2024.

Bringing with him a wealth of experience, Mr. Hilton currently serves as the Executive Director of Elementary Education at Ann Arbor Public Schools, a position he’s held since July 2021. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a Math/Science Composite, and a Professional Teaching Certificate from Hope College. Furthering his education, he obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Certificate from Michigan State University. 

Mr. Hilton served as both assistant principal and principal at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor from 2014 to 2021, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of the school. Before his administrative roles, he contributed significantly to student success as a reading specialist and Title I teacher in Ann Arbor from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Hilton’s dedication to literacy and educational development is evident from his previous roles as a kindergarten through third-grade literacy coach from 2003 to 2005 and as a classroom teacher from 2000 to 2003 for Holland Public Schools.

“Mr. Matt Hilton’s appointment as the next Superintendent of Tecumseh Public Schools reflects excellence and commitment,” said Tony Rebottaro, Board of Education president. “With his wealth of experience and steadfast dedication to education, we are confident in his ability to lead our District to new heights. We look forward to seeing the positive impact he will make on our students, staff, and community.”

The selection process for the new superintendent, who will succeed retiring Superintendent Richard W. Hilderley, was highly competitive. Out of 23 exceptional candidates, the Board narrowed the selection to four finalists, with Mr. Hilton being the Board’s choice after two days of rigorous interviews.

The Board appreciates all candidates who participated in the interview process, including Mr. Hilton, Mr. Stephen Doerr, Mrs. Kimberly Irish, and Mr. Aaron Shinn. 

Throughout this process, the Board received valuable assistance from Dr. Rodney Green, a consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).