2021 Superintendent Search

 

At a Special Meeting on January 25, 2021, the Grand Ledge Public Schools (GLPS) Board of Education unanimously approved contracting with Ray & Associates to assist them in their search for the next Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools.  

 

Board of Education Names Dr. Marcus Davenport as the Next Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools


At a special meeting on May 12, 2021, the Grand Ledge Public Schools Board of Education voted to name Dr. Marcus Davenport as the next Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools pending successful contract negotiations.

School Board President Sara Clark-Pierson shared, “The School Board is pleased to have had three qualified candidates as finalists, and we look forward to working with Dr. Marcus Davenport as we continue our commitment to excellence and strive to guide all students to perform to their highest abilities.”

The board will begin working to finalize a contract with Dr. Marcus Davenport at its June 14 meeting with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.

 

Dr. Marcus Davenport

Dr. Marcus Davenport


Click here for the resume of Dr. Marcus Davenport.

 

 

 

 

Schedule for Second Round of Interviews

 

Second Round Interviews will be Tuesday, May 11, and Public Comment & Board Decision will be Wednesday, May 12 -- One Meeting, Two Dates


The public notices are available here, and they include information on how to join the meeting on both days.

Here is the schedule for the second round of interviews on Tuesday, May 11, 2021:

  • Dr. Amy Kruppe – 6:10 – 7:25 p.m.
  • Dr. Marcus Davenport – 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Dr. Steven Gabriel – 8:50 – 10:05 p.m.

The members of the Grand Ledge Public Schools Board of Education felt it important they meet the final candidates, in person, before making this significant decision.  In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and ensure the health and safety of all those involved, the Tuesday, May 11, 2021 meeting will be live-streamed for the community and those interested in the Grand Ledge Public Schools Superintendent Search process.  At the conclusion of the final interview, Board President Sara Clark Pierson will recess the meeting.  Interview feedback forms closed at noon on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, President Clark Pierson will reconvene the meeting, via Zoom, to take public comment on the round 2 interviews and the Board will deliberate and select the next Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools.

 

 

Superintendent Candidates Invited to Second Round of Interviews

 

Dr. Amy Kruppe

Dr. Amy Kruppe


Click here for the resume of Dr. Amy Kruppe.

Dr. Kruppe's second interview is 6:10 – 7:25 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2022.

 

Dr. Marcus Davenport

Dr. Marcus Davenport


Click here for the resume of Dr. Marcus Davenport.

Dr. Davenport's second interview is 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2022.

 

Dr. Steven Gabriel

Dr. Steven Gabriel


Click here for the resume of Dr. Steven Gabriel.

Dr. Gabriel's second interview is 8:50 – 10:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2022.

 

 

 

 

Schedule for First Round of Interviews

 

Interviews for Monday, May 3

6:10 - 6:55 p.m. -- Dr. Marcus Davenport  
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. -- Dr. Richard Hughes
7:50 - 8:35 p.m. -- Dr. Venessa Keesler 
8:40 - 9:25 p.m. -- Dr. Steven Gabriel 
 

Interviews for Tuesday, May 4 

6:10 - 6:55 p.m. -- Dr. Vickie Cartwright  
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. -- Mr. Rodriguez Broadnax 
7:50 - 8:35 p.m. -- Dr. Amy Kruppe  

 

Superintendent Candidates

 

Mr. Rodriguez Broadnax

Mr. Rodriguez Broadnax 


Click here for the resume of Mr. Rodriguez Broadnax.

The first round interview for Mr. Rodriguez Broadnax is scheduled for 7:00 - 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 4.

Dr. Vickie Cartwright

Dr. Vickie Cartwright


Click here for the resume of Dr. Vickie Cartwright.

The first round interview for Dr. Vickie Cartwright is scheduled for 6:10 - 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, May 4.

 

Dr. Marcus Davenport

Dr. Marcus Davenport


Click here for the resume of Dr. Marcus Davenport.

The first round interview for Dr. Marcus Davenport is scheduled for 6:10 - 6:55 p.m., Monday, May 3.

Dr. Steven Gabriel

Dr. Steven Gabriel


Click here for the resume of Dr. Steven Gabriel.

The first round interview for Dr. Steven Gabriel is scheduled for 8:40 - 9:25 p.m., Monday, May 3.

Dr. Richard Hughes

Dr. Richard Hughes


Click here for the resume of Dr. Richard Hughes.

The first round interview for Dr. Richard Hughes is scheduled for 7:00 - 7:55 p.m., Monday, May 3.

Dr. Venessa Keesler

Dr. Venessa Keesler


Click here for the resume of Dr. Venessa Keesler.

The first round interview for Dr. Venessa Keesler is scheduled for 7:50 - 8:35 p.m., Monday, May 3.

Dr. Amy Kruppe

Dr. Amy Kruppe


Click here for the resume of Dr. Amy Kruppe.

The first round interview for Dr. Amy Kruppe is scheduled for 7:50 - 8:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 4.

 

 

Selection of 1st Round Interview Candidates

At its' upcoming April 26, 2021 Special Virtual Meeting, the Grand Ledge Public Schools Board of Education will meet with Consultant Ray & Associates in Closed Session to review the 31 applications received to fill the vacant Superintendent of Schools position.  Following their review, the board will meet in open session to select and announce the interview candidates.  You can join the meeting by Zoom by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84084408721 or by calling (929) 436-2866 (Meeting ID:  840 8440 8721).  

First round interviews will be conducted on May 3, 2021 and May 4, 2021.  A full schedule of the interviews will be posted shortly after the board makes their selections.

 

 

Application Process is CLOSED

Applications are being accepted through Ray & Associates to find the next Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools.  If you are interested in applying, please CLICK HERE to be redirected to our Application on the Ray & Associates webpage.

 

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Superintendent Search Timeline (Tentative) - Updated 02-09-2021

 

February 8, 2021.....................

Consultant Planning Meeting

February 9, 2021.....................

Vacancy Announced

February 10, 2021...................

Online Survey Opens

February 24 & 25, 2021..........

Constituent / Stakeholder Virtual Meetings

March 1, 2021.........................

Survey Closes (8:00 a.m.)

March 3, 2021.........................

Finalize Job Description & Online Application                     

March 4, 2021.........................

Application Open

April 11, 2021..........................

Application Deadline

April 26, 2021..........................

Selections of Candidates to Interview

May 3 & 4, 2021......................

First Round Interviews

May 11 & 12, 2021..................

Second Round Interviews