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Meet Your Administrators: Jason McGhee

Grand Rapids — Jason McGhee is the new principal at Innovation Central High School.

Previous positions in the district: Coit Creative Arts Academy principal and Innovation Central High School assistant principal.

On changing grade levels: “It’s a different tempo going from elementary to high school; you feel it when you walk in the halls. We’ve got really good kids and staff, and from the first staff meeting, I felt like I had their support. A student stopped me in the hallway after my first week and said, ‘I’m glad you’re our principal,’ and I will never forget that.”

What he’s excited about: “I’m looking forward to steering this ship in the direction it needs to go. There’s a lot of history in this school, but we also have a future. As a leader, I’m excited about creating a vision and an identity as a building and finding ways to bring back the esteem and professionalism to the profession of teaching.”

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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter, covering Caledonia, Kenowa Hills, Godfrey-Lee, Grand Rapids and is a roving reporter for GRCC, Wyoming, Kentwood and Byron Center. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News - covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry.  Following a stint as a copywriter for a Grand Rapids area PR firm, she transitioned from communications to freelance writing and reporting for SNN. Read Alexis' full bio

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