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Six to interview for Godfrey-Lee superintendent

Godfrey-Lee — Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is conducting the first round of interviews to find the district’s next superintendent on May 24 and 25. 

The Board of Education reviewed all applications at their May 8 meeting and selected six candidates to interview. 

The interview schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 24

  • 6:45 p.m. — Candice Reyherme, director of secondary instruction and technology at Mill Valley Schools in California
  • 7:45 p.m. — Brett Zuver, superintendent of Grant Public Schools
  • 8:45 p.m. — Daniel Hyliard, principal at Ann Arbor Public Schools

Thursday, May 25

  • 6:45 p.m. — Arnetta Thompson, superintendent of Muskegon Heights Public School Academy
  • 7:45 p.m. — Tennille Woodward, executive director of technology at Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina
  • 8:45 p.m. — Doug Greer, director of school improvement at Ottawa Area Intermediate School District

All interviews will be held at the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, 961 Joosten St., and are open to the public. 

The district brought back Dirk Weeldryer to serve as interim superintendent, following former superintendent Mike Burde’s departure in February. 

“We had a very impressive group of applicants and are excited to speak with the chosen candidates and find the right fit for our school community,” Board President Eric Mockerman said. “It is clear that Godfrey-Lee is a place that people desire to come to serve our students.” 

Read more from Godfrey-Lee: 
Superintendent stepping down
District legislator tour kicks off more to come

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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. 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, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”


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