Teresa Weatherall Neal

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Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Rapids Board of Education has hired an interim superintendent as its search for a fulltime district leader continues.

Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal’s last day on the job is July 1st. The search to replace her has been extended after the Grand Rapids Board of Education decided neither of the two finalists for the job, were a good fit for the district. As the nationwide search continues, the board moved forward Monday with a special work session appointing an interim superintendent.

In the last month, Kent County ISD gathered feedback from nearly 700 community members to find out what the most desired characteristics for the new superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools. The report was presented to the Grand Rapids Board of Education on Tuesday. 

“Holding people accountable is us being involved in the entire process, being very hands on, listening to the key stake holders at the table, listening to special education parents and teachers, listening to some of those minority groups which are actually the majority group when it comes to GRPS.”