Michael D. Rettig is the founder of School Scheduling Associates, LLC. He spent 15 years as a professor in the College of Education and Director of the Center for School Leadership at James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA. He retired from JMU as Professor Emeritus in June 2006 to work full-time with schools across the country. In addition to his work in higher education, he taught public school in Syracuse, NY for 10 years and served as a school principal in Virginia for six years.
Dr. Rettig has served as a consultant on school scheduling issues in 43 states with over 1000 schools nationally and internationally in Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. He also has conducted hundreds of workshops and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books on school scheduling and related topics.
A past president and board member of the Virginia Association of Curriculum and Supervision, he has received many awards including the Service Award from the Shenandoah chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK). He was also named a Madison Scholar at James Madison University and was the recipient of the outstanding graduate student award through PDK at the University of Virginia. He and his wife Sally live in Charlottesville, Virginia. Together they have three children.