Jackson, Mich. - The Jackson Area Career Center has announced a new Dean of Student Services following the retirement of Ron Kinch in late December 2020, who held that position for 10 years.
Lauren Sager, M.Ed will officially begin her new position on Monday, January 25. Mrs. Sager was previously one of three Cosmetology instructors, a position she’s held since 2013.
“As a teacher, Lauren has actively participated and led various committees and professional development opportunities for our staff. Also as one of the cosmetology teachers, she has helped to make our program one of the best in the state, with consistently high numbers of students who are able to obtain their cosmetology licenses upon completion of the program,” said Principal Dr. Mark Pogliano. “Lauren will be bringing some new ideas to aid in improving the overall success of all Career Center students, along with her continued high-energy and enthusiasm for working with both staff and students.”
Mrs. Sager’s connection to the Career Center started when she was 15 years old, when she enrolled in the Cosmetology program. After earning her Cosmetologist license, Mrs. Sager completed her bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies at Siena Heights University and earned a master’s degree in Education from Wayne State University. She also holds a Cosmetology Instructor license, a Professional CTE Teacher Certification and a K-12 School Administrator Certificate.
Mrs. Sager says her favorite part about being an educator is building relationships with students. “I’m looking forward to broadening my reach outside of one program and working with students throughout the building, so the Dean of Students position felt like a natural fit. I’m excited to engage with students, parents, local districts and the greater Jackson community to help share the message of the great things that happen at the Career Center every day.”