Mr. Kantor began his career in education in 1994. For the 15 years prior to his becoming an administrator, he taught English and math and was named Teacher of the Year in 2003. Mr. Kantor was the assistant principal at Clarenceville High School from the 2014-2015 school year until half-way through the 2018-2019 school year, when he became the principal at Clarenceville Middle School.
Mr. Kantor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan, and after securing a full-time teaching position, he earned his Master’s Degree in K-12 Education Administration from Michigan State University by going to school at night, on the weekends, and during the summer.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Kantor has experienced considerable success in many different areas, including: facilitating a positive teaching and learning culture, educating at-risk students, improving academic achievement, fostering shared leadership, increasing student ownership, and analyzing/using data to inform teaching and organizational decisions.
As Principal of Clarenceville Middle School, Mr. Kantor is responsible for the overall success of all the students and staff. He is extremely passionate about building positive relationships with everyone with whom he works, including the staff, students, families, and community members.
Mr. Kantor married his wife, Becky, in 2001, and they have two children-- Vanessa and Isaac. In addition to spending time with his family, Mr. Kantor enjoys anything having to do with sports, listening to music, playing drums, traveling, and reading.
Mr. Kantor is honored and humbled to be serving the Clarenceville community. His ultimate goal is to ensure that Clarenceville Middle School is a premiere place for adolescents to receive an outstanding education and to acquire the skills that will prepare them for high school and beyond.