Dave Eichberg, Superintendent for Berrien Springs Public Schools, joined us for the EdTech Specialists’ Webinar Series on Competency Based Education and Blended Learning. Dave’s webinar is titled Building a Foundation for a Successful Implementation of a Competency Based Education System.
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Mr. Dave Eichberg is currently the superintendent for Berrien Springs Public Schools. Berrien Springs is a rural school district of just over 3,700 students located in the heart of Berrien County. The county is home to the world headquarters of Whirlpool Corporation, the D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant and the Lakeland Medical Network. The community of Berrien Springs is also home to Andrews University. The university is the sixth most diverse university in the United States having a student population from around the world. K-12 students from as many as 30 different countries enhance the classrooms of Berrien Springs Public Schools.
Berrien Springs Public Schools has been one of the pioneers in Michigan’s virtual learning initiative and use of the seat time waiver. The district’s Success Virtual Learning Centers currently partner with twelve (12) different Michigan school districts to provide online virtual alternative education instruction to approximately 1,000 students. In addition, the district operates the West Michigan Virtual Academy in Battle Creek, Michigan. Other partnerships include a parent partnership with local home-schooled students and parochial partnerships including St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic High School.
This year is Dave’s first as the district’s superintendent. Dave began his employment with Berrien Springs in 2009 serving as the high school principal. He was Assistant Principal for St. Joseph High School from 2004-2009. Dave also briefly served in a dual role as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for grades 6-12 while at St. Joseph Public Schools. Before entering K-12 administration, Dave was a teacher and coach for 14 years. He also worked in the field of accounting for 7 years at Central Michigan University. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 1981, and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from CMU in 2004.