GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Public Schools have narrowed down the list of candidates to be interviewed for superintendent to five.
The first round of interviews will start at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at the GRPS Reb. Lyman S. Parks Jr. Administration Building. Board members will meet shortly after to determine which candidates will be invited back for a second interview.
Those named finalists will visit the district on Feb. 17 and be interviewed at 6 p.m. If a decision on a new superintendent isn’t made that night, the board will determine another meeting date.
None of the candidates currently work in Michigan.
The five finalists are:
- Dr. Erick Pruitt, deputy chief of high schools for Chicago Public Schools
- Dr. Leadriane Roby, assistant superintendent of Richfield Public Schools in Richfield, Minnesota
- Dr. Darrin Slade, assistant superintendent of school leadership for Kansas City Public Schools
- Dr. Yvonne Stokes, assistant superintendent for School Town of Munster, Indiana
- Dr. Harold Brian Yearwood, assistant superintendent for academics and accountability for Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas