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Comstock Park Board begins superintendent search

Ebenstein moving on after 10 years


The search is on for a new superintendent after Ethan Ebenstein announced he is leaving the post at the end of June to become the superintendent at Ionia County ISD.

“I feel fortunate to have been a part of many special programs and projects in the past 10 years in Comstock Park,” Ebenstein said in a statement he prepared for School News Network, which listed several accomplishments during his tenure.

“I view the position at Ionia County ISD as a tremendous professional and personal opportunity to finish my career in education,” he said. “It is a setting where I hope my experiences as a school leader and background in a setting not unlike Ionia County prior to Comstock Park can hopefully be utilized to continue and enhance the many positive initiatives happening in Ionia County, the ISD and in local districts.”

Comstock Park’s Board of Education has selected consultant Gary Rider of the Michigan Leadership Institute to lead the search. According to a press release, Rider will facilitate focus group meetings and a community forum, tentatively set for May 31 and June 1. Additionally, a survey to gather data regarding what people would like to see in their next superintendent will be posted on the district website.

“I anticipate the district will attract quality applicants both close to Comstock Park and from outside the area,” Rider said.

Final interviews of top candidates are expected to be held by the end of July.

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Morgan Jarema
Morgan Jarema
Morgan Jarema is a reporter and copy editor, covering East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills and Northview. She is a Grand Rapids native and a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including Brookside and West Leonard elementaries, City Middle/High School and Ottawa Hills. She found her tribe in journalism in 1997 and has never wanted to do anything but write. For 15 years she was a freelance journalist for The Grand Rapids Press, covering local schools and government, religion, business, home & garden and lifestyles. She and her husband, John, think even those without kiddos should be invested in their local schools and made to feel a part of them. Read Morgan's full bio or email Morgan.

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