Kentwood — The Kentwood Public Schools Board of Education has selected six candidates for first-round interviews for the superintendent position.
The posting for the position received 31 applicants, according to information from the Michigan Association of School Boards. Superintendent Michael Zoerhof is retiring June 30 after eight years in the role.
Scheduled interviews are:
Wednesday, April 28
6 p.m.- Tracy Reed, chief academic officer at Fort Wayne Community Schools, in Indiana
7 p.m.- Marcus Davenport, superintendent of Beecher Community Schools
8 p.m.- Kevin Polston, superintendent of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
Thursday, April 29
6 p.m. – Evan Hordyk, executive director of secondary education at Kentwood Public Schools
7 p.m.- Nkenge Bergan, director of student services at Kalamazoo Public Schools
8 p.m. – Jamie Gordon, executive director of human resources for Kentwood Public Schools
Interviews will be held in person, with appropriate social distancing, at the Kentwood Administration Building, 5820 Eastern Ave.
Community members, staff and students are encouraged to watch the interviews live online. See the district website for viewing instructions and more information. There will be an option for limited in-person seating and viewing opportunities at the Administration Building during the interviews. To accommodate proper social distancing, the Board of Education asks that those who intend to attend the interviews in person RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.