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2022 Commitment to Excellence Award Recipient

Steve Stierley is in his 20th year as an educator, 9th year as a principal, and 7th year as principal of Kinawa 5/6 school. Steve graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a minor in History. He earned his Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Steve has a passion for teaching and learning and thrives to leave a positive impact on every student and staff member he comes into contact with. He believes his role as a principal is to remove barriers to allow teachers and students to shine.

Steve and his wife Kristyn, live in Okemos. They have three kids Hudson (18), Oliver (8), and Grace (5). Steve enjoys coaching/cheering on his kids in many sports. In his free time Steve enjoy’s spending time with his family, being outdoors, and cheering for the Michigan State Spartans and Detroit Tigers.