Niles returns to TPS as principal at THS
A familiar face is back at Tecumseh Public Schools (TPS). The district has announced that Dennis Niles has been selected as the new principal of Tecumseh High School. Niles, who worked for TPS from 2002-2011 and was the assistant principal during that time, has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science/History from Lake Superior State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science/Education from Spring Arbor University. He also earned his Masters of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University.
Most recently, Niles was the middle school and high school principal at Mio AuSable Schools from 2018-2020 and also served as the supervisor of district building and grounds as well as district athletic director and oversaw all individualized education program meetings for students in grades 6-12. His goal is to continue serving as a school leader and provide a common sense approach to learning and teaching in today’s schools.
Niles said it is an honor to be back at Tecumseh Public Schools. “Dennis is the right person in the right spot for THS,” said Superintendent Rick Hilderley. “We are fortunate to have this opportunity for continued strong leadership during this uncertain time.”
The new principal’s first day was Monday, Nov. 2, replacing Griff Mills, who is now the superintendent for the Taylor School District in Taylor. Niles has been married to his wife Elizabeth for over 23 years and they have two dogs. He is an avid outdoorsman and a National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor, and enjoys fishing and outdoor adventures.