District Reopens Superintendent Search after Board Choice Declines

Carlos Lopez has declined an offer from the Godfrey-Lee Board of Education for the job of superintendent.

Lopez is current director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, in Plymouth.

Board President Eric Mockerman said they hadn’t yet begun negotiating a contract with Lopez, who cited personal family health concerns as his reason for withdrawing.

After consulting with Tom White, a representative with the Michigan Association of School Boards who is guiding the superintendent search, Mockerman said the board plans to repost the position.

Lopez was offered the job after interviews with four candidates narrowed from a field of 30 applicants.

A new superintendent will replace nine-year Superintendent David Britten, who is stepping down June 30.

Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. Besides covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network, she writes freelance for the travel industry. Read Erin's full bio


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