Principal Stewart Nasson marks 18th year at Baldwin schools

Stewart Nasson, principal of Baldwin Junior-Senior High School

Stewart Nasson, principal of Baldwin Junior-Senior High School

Courtesy/Rey Del Rio, Baldwin Community Schools

BALDWIN — The 2022-23 school year marks the start of Stewart Nasson’s 18th year working for Baldwin Community Schools and his first full school year as full-time permanent principal of Baldwin Junior-Senior High School.

Nasson took over as interim principal in August 2021 and was named permanent principal in January 2022. Throughout last school year he also continued filling his prior role as school counselor.

“I’m looking forward to a great year at Baldwin Jr./Sr. High School as we continue to bring back fun, enriching events and activities that had been on hold throughout the pandemic. I’m focused on promoting our students’ academic advancement as well as supporting their social emotional health,” Nasson said. “I’ve dedicated my educational career to Baldwin and am proud to serve the students, staff and families of this great community.”

Nasson, who grew up in Ludington, has a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Alma College and a Master of Education in school counseling from Grand Valley State University. 

He initially worked in environmental management and later in consulting before deciding to go back to school for his teaching certificate. While he worked in consulting, the firm he worked for lost more than 300 employees in the September 11 attacks, and those events inspired him to work in a sector where he could give back.

He first joined BCS in 2005 as a high school English teacher and transitioned to serving as school counselor in 2010.

“Stewart has loyally served our students and staff for nearly two decades and we are fortunate to have someone with his experience, knowledge and dedication at the helm of our high school,” Superintendent David Forrester said. “Stewart’s background as both a teacher and a counselor give him valuable perspective as he works to provide the high-quality education our students deserve.”