Receiver/Superintendent

Dr. Steve Zrike

We are excited to share with you the plan for turning around the Holyoke Public Schools.  Read theTurnaround Plan to learn more. | (En Español)

Read Dr. Zrike’s blog post about high school redesign.

About Dr. Zrike

Dr. Zrike joined Holyoke Public Schools in July 2015.  He previously served as the Superintendent of Schools in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Previous to his work in Wakefield, he served as Chief of Elementary Schools for the Pilsen-Little Village Network in the Chicago Public Schools.  He was responsible for leading the instructional improvement efforts for 26 schools and approximately 18,000 students. In addition to his experience in Chicago, Dr. Zrike also served the Boston Public Schools as the turnaround principal of the William Blackstone Elementary School, an inquiry facilitator and leadership coach for four Boston schools, and as principal of both the William Ohrenberger Elementary School and John Philbrick Elementary School.  Dr. Zrike’s teaching career began in Massachusetts’ Andover Public School District, as a fifth-grade teacher. He received his doctorate from the Urban Superintendents’ Program and his Master’s Degrees in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Zrike also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Dartmouth College.

Dr. Zrike’s Twitter Feed

RT @HPSHOLYOKE: Feeling very proud of our student athletes https://t.co/V4xnPuM16z
RT @HolyokeHSboysoc: Congrats to this year’s All-Western Mass Recipients from Holyoke High Boys Soccer First Team Senior-Jacoby Authier S…
RT @HolyokeSTEM: This past Friday we celebrated all our scholars with perfect attendance the first half of the school year! Congratulations…
Congratulations @Holyoke_High’s Donovan Kro who is the state champion in the 1000 meters! @HPSHOLYOKE #purplepride https://t.co/uMFz4qV8fc
Enjoy your vacation week @HPSHOLYOKE. Rest, relax and reflect!l- you deserve it! Let’s reflect together on the fo… https://t.co/EhFj6ImP8T

Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr.
57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
413-534-2005

Dr. Zrike 2017 Graduation
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