Secondary Programs & District Services
Degrees and Certifications:
Daniel R. Willenborg
Director of Secondary Programs & District Services
Daniel R. Willenborg joined Livonia Public Schools in 1996 as an assistant principal at Churchill High School. Prior to that position he served as a social studies teacher, athletic director, and assistant principal in the Fremont (MI) Public Schools and as a social studies teacher in the Clarkston (MI) Community Schools. Through many of those earlier years, he was a varsity head football and head wrestling coach, and an assistant track and field coach. In 2000, Mr. Willenborg became the principal of Franklin High School and served in that capacity for over seventeen years. In 2018, he moved to Central Office to his current position as Director of Secondary Programs and District Services.
Mr. Willenborg earned his Bachelors’ Degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1983. After service as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps, he returned to his studies at MSU and earned his teaching certificate. In 1996 he earned his Masters’ Degree in K-12 Educational Administration at Michigan State. He was awarded an Education Specialist Certificate from Wayne State University in 2006.
As the Director of Secondary Programs and District Services, Mr. Willenborg oversees the progress of the District’s three high schools and three middle schools, as well as, the Career Center and Adult Education.
Mr. Willenborg enjoys reading and is a lifelong learner. He and his wife, Sonita, have four children and reside in South Lyon.
To reach Mr. Willenborg, call (734) 744-2520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Role of the Director
The Director of Secondary Programs oversees the District's middle schools and high schools, including the Career Technical Center and Adult Education. The Secondary Director serves on the District's leadership team, known as Cabinet, and reports directly to the Superintendent.
On a daily basis, the Director works hand-in-hand with the Directors of Elementary Programs, Academic Services, Student Services, Operations, Business Services and Human Resources. In addition, the Secondary Director serves as the supervisor of the athletic directors, assistant principals, and the head principal at each of the secondary schools. For a list of the secondary schools, see the link on the left.
Parents of students are welcome to call email the Director, but most questions regarding specific schools or school programs are best directed to the administrators at that school. Questions and concerns about athletic programs are best directed to the school's athletic director.
The Director also serves as a secondary school ombudsman, but protocol and process dictate that problems and complaints be heard first at the school level.
Secondary Program Information
Livonia Public Schools offers an array of programs at its three high schools, three middle schools and the Livonia Career Technical Center.
All schools in the district are fully accredited by AdvancEd and all schools have received significant physical renovations and security upgrades.
Highlights of programs offered to students in grades 7-12:
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (housed at Franklin High School)
- Global Education Program (housed at Stevenson High School)
- Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Program (housed at Churchill High School)
- Career and technical prepration programs at the Livonia Career Technical Center
- MACAT (Middle School Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented) Program (housed at Frost Middle School)
- MSC (Math, Science & Computers) Program (housed at Churchill High School)
- Special Education programs, grades 7-12
- Dual Enrollment Program for early college credit
- Full array of Advanced Placement courses
- Art and music programs at all grade levels
- MHSAA athletics programs offered in grades 7-12
For infomation about specific programs, please visit the individual school webpages.
Jane Yee, Secretary