Dr. Steve Zrike

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 @hhsheraldsports: Holyoke boys indoor track team at Smith College 6:00pm tonight. Let’s motivate our track stars!
RT @HPSHOLYOKE: We would like to remind you that HPS is closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday.…


Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr.
57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

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Dr. Zrike, Superintendant/Reciever of Holyoke Public Schools, speaking at the 2019 graduation ceremony.
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