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GRPS to interview five finalists for superintendent

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 12:29:58-05

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