Director of Secondary Programs

 Daniel Willenborg



Degrees and Certifications:

Daniel Willenborg

Daniel Willenborg joined the 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. His responsibilities include oversight of the district’s athletic programs, music programs, and visual arts programs and he contributes in matters of Operations, Human Resources, and Curriculum.

Mr. Willenborg enjoys reading and is a lifelong learner. He and his wife, Sonita, have four children and reside in South Lyon.

School Information

  • Middle Schools

    • Emerson Middle School
      29100 West Chicago
      Livonia, MI 48150
      Ann Owen, Principal
      Paul Cassatta, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2665 Phone
      734-744-2667 Fax
    • Frost Middle School
      14041 Stark
      Livonia, MI 48154
      Anthony Abbate, Principal
      Shanan Wheeler, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2670 Phone
      734-744-2672 Fax
    • Holmes Middle School
      16200 Newburgh
      Livonia, MI 48154
      DeAnn Urso, Principal
      Deb Dykstra, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2675 Phone
      734-744-2677 Fax

    High Schools

    • Churchill High School
      8900 Newburgh Rd.
      Livonia, MI 48150
      Kevin Etue, Principal
      Nicole Hunter, Asst. Principal
      Karla Halvangis, Asst. Principal
      Bruce Rivera, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2650 Phone
      734-744-2652 Fax
    • Franklin High School
      3100 Joy Rd.
      Livonia, MI 48150
      Andrew Pesci, Principal
      John DiPonio, Asst. Principal
      Tera Woodruff, Asst. Principal
      Dennis Gerathy, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2655 Phone
      734-744-2657 Fax
    • Stevenson High School
      33500 Six Mile Rd.
      Livonia, MI 48152
      Gary Harper, Principal
      Pete Mazzoni, Asst. Principal
      Eric Stromberg, Asst. Principal
      Ani Akaraz, Asst. Principal
      734-744-2660 Phone
      734-744-2662 Fax
    • Livonia Career Technical Center
      8985 Newburgh Rd.
      Livonia, MI 48150
      Joe Anderson, Principal
      734-744-2816 Phone
      734-744-2817 Fax

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