Superintendent Candidate Interviews Begin Tonight

Recently, the Jenison Public Schools Board of Education met with Mr. David Killips, Superintendent Search Consultant with the Michigan Leadership Institute, to determine the candidates to be interviewed to fill the Superintendent vacancy due to my pending retirement effective July 1, 2021. I am highlighting the individuals that have been selected and the dates and times for the initial interviews. 

Fifteen educators applied for the position. Most of the applicants were from Michigan, but applications were also submitted from Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The Board reviewed the applications and has invited four educators to be interviewed. The process continues to be facilitated by the Michigan Leadership Institute.

The interviews will be held this week, April 12 and 14. Two interviews will be held each evening, with one scheduled at 6:30 pm and one at 8:00 pm. These are incredibly important interviews for the future of Jenison Public Schools so our school board members will be meeting in person with each candidate. Due to state mandated COVID-19 protocols and concerns for the health and well-being of our community members, the Board of Education has determined that the general public should witness these interviews through a live virtual platform. Accommodations will be made for virtual live stream accessible through our district website.

The interview schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm:  Wayne Roedel, Superintendent, Fowlerville Community Schools

Monday, April 12 at 8:00 pm:  Dr. Brandon Graham, Principal, Jenison High School 

Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm:  Todd Tulgestke, Assistant Superintendent, West Ottawa Public Schools

Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 pm:  Al Cumings, Superintendent, Tri-County Area Schools 

An opportunity will be provided for you to submit follow up questions for the Board of Education to consider for the second round of interviews. All scheduled Board of Education meeting dates & times can be found on our JPS website under the district link.

The following information is provided for you to access these interviews through the ZOOM platform beginning at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Monday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 14th.

Meeting ID: 880 6352 1693                Passcode: T3Nkg5

Thank you for your continued support, understanding, and cooperation as we strive to provide the best educational experience for all of our students in spite of the daily COVID-19 challenges we face. 

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