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Chelsea High School

Nicholas W. Angel III

Leadership Journey:

Mr. Angel's educational journey began at Ann Arbor Huron HS. Upon graduating from Huron in 1998, he continued his education at Western Michigan University, where he earned his B.A. in English/Political Science. After graduating from WMU, he was hired at Blissfield High School to teach a variety of English courses including American Literature, British Literature, and Writer's Workshop. During his tenure at BHS, Mr. Angel served as a Football Coach, Student Council Advisor, School Improvement Team Member and held a variety of committee memberships. Next he joined the staff at Chelsea High School; Mr. Angel served as an Assistant Principal at the HS for the 9th and 12th grade classes. His job duties entailed 9/12 discipline, Saturday and after school detention, MEAP and A.P. testing, Consortium support, Auditorium oversight, Testing Out coordination and supporting Student Teachers. In addition, Mr. Angel was a member of the School Improvement and District School Improvement teams. 

Next, Mr. Angel was named the Principal of Dwight E. Beach Middle School and the 2021-2022 school year marks his 11th year in this leadership role. Mr. Angel's family all attend or have attended the Chelsea schools: Alannah (College Student), Kylie (College Student), Ava (College Student), Brooklyn (BMS student) and his wife, Theresa, works for Washtenaw International HS.  The 2022-2023 school year marks Mr. Angel's fifteenth year with the Chelsea Schools.

In November of 2021, he was appointed Principal of Chelsea High School. 


2018-2021 Madonna University: Ed.D in Leadership & Innovation

2008- 2009 Siena Heights University: Ed.S. Specialist Degree: K-12 Educational Leadership

2005-2008 Madonna University: M.A. Educational Leadership  

1998-2003 Western Michigan University: B.A. English & Political Science

Ann Arbor Huron High School- Go "River Rats"

Educational Experience:

2021-Present: Principal, Chelsea High School

2011-2021: Principal, Beach Middle School

2008-2011: Assistant Principal, Chelsea High School

2003-2008:Teacher/Coach, Blissfield High School

2002: Student teacher, Galesburg/Augusta Middle School

Certifications & Memberships: 

Principal Angel holds certifications in K-12 Educational Leadership & 6-12 English and Political Science.

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP-10 years)

Michigan Elementary & Middle Schools Principals Association- Region 2 President (MEMSPA- 11 years)

South East Michigan Middle Level Administration Association President (SEMMLAA- 11 years)

Michigan Association of Middle School Educators (MAMSE- 11 years)

SRSLY Coalition Steering Committee- Chelsea (14 years)

Chelsea Education Foundation- (Retired)

Mr. Angel was recognized as the 2016-17 "Administrator of the Year" by MAMSE (Michigan Association of Middle School Educators)

Mr. Angel was recognized as the 2018-19 "Principal of the Year-Region 2" by MEMSPA (Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal's Association)

Nicholas Angel

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