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Transportation Director Gets Board Approval

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The appointment of Robert Syers, 44, former superintendent of the Olivet (Mich.) public schools, as director of transportation for the Ann Arbor Public Schools was officially approved last night by the Board of Education. He replaces Paul E. baugh, director of tion in Ann Arbor since July of 1967, who resigned Sept. 30. Syers, who was a gradĂșate student at Michigan State University earlier this year, began his new job Monday. The new transportation director is responsible for hiring drivers and maintaining the fleet of public school buses. Syers earned bachelor and master degrees at Michigan State University, and also has done post-graduate work at the University of California, University of South Carolina, and Wayne State University. He was superintendent of the Olivet public schools from 1966 until earlier this year. From 1958 to 1966, Syers was principal of the elementary -junior high school at Ravenna, Mich. He was assistant principal and a teacher in Muskegon from 1956 until 1958. From 1954 to 1955, Syers was a teacher-coach in the Williamsburg (Md.) Public Schools. He is a certified secondary teacher. He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, Michigan Association of School Administrators, and National Education Association. Syers is married and has four children. He is a World War II veteran.


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