Mr. Dumas is currently serving his twenty second year as Portland Public Schools' Superintendent. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts Degrees from Western Michigan University and his Educational Specialist Degree from Michigan State University. He began his career as a Building Trades teacher in Coldwater, Michigan where he later served as a Coordinator of Cooperative Education. He moved on to Bad Axe where he served as the Principal of an area vocational-technical center and was the Director of Vocational Education for Huron County prior to moving to Portland in 1991 to become the superintendent of schools.
Mr. Dumas sincerely appreciates Portland's supportive community and first-rate students as he says, "One of the best things about Portland Public Schools is our conscientious, personable, polite and pleasant students."
He goes on to say, "I also appreciate the efforts of our entire staff as they strive on a daily basis to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every one of our students. Portland is a great place to live and learn."
All three of Mr. Dumas' sons, Cary, Eric and Adam graduated from Portland High School. His wife Julie works as a dental assistant in Ionia.