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Dr. Nicholas W. Angel III

Nicholas Angel

Leadership Journey:

Dr. 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, Dr. 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; Dr. Angel served as an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at the HS for the 9th and 12th grade classes. 

Next, Dr. Angel was named the Principal of Dwight E. Beach Middle School where he served for 10 years in this leadership role. Dr. Angel's family all attend or have attended the Chelsea schools: Alannah (Graduate Student), Kylie (Medical Student), Ava (College Student), Brooklyn (CHS student) and his wife, Theresa, works for the Washtenaw ISD. Dr. Angel also is former Adjunct Professor at Adrian College in the Teacher Education Department and is currently an Assistant Professor at Madonna University in the Graduate School Education Department.  

The 2023-24 school year marks Dr. Angel's sixteenth year with the Chelsea Schools.

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


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

Curriculum Leaders Institute, Michigan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (current attendee 2023-2024) 

Instructional Leadership Institute Graduate, Michigan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 2023

Advisory Board Member-School Partnerships, University of Michigan School of Education 2023

Superintendent Preparation Academy Graduate, Michigan Leadership Institute 2022  

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals 

Michigan Elementary & Middle Schools Principals Association- Region 2 President 

South East Michigan Middle Level Administration Association- Former President 

Michigan Association of Middle School Educators 

SRSLY Coalition Steering Committee- Chelsea 

Chelsea Education Foundation- (Retired)

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

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