GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Board of Education continues to search for a superintendent. 

Over the weekend, the first round of interviews took place at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Administration Building. The five candidates were interviewed over the course of one day. 

Now, the board will meet Monday, Feb.10 at a 4:30 p.m. for a work session to determine which candidates will be invited for a second-round interview. That session is not open to the public. 

Finalists will visit the district on Monday, Feb. 17 with second-round interviews taking place beginning at 6:00 p.m. If the board does not decide the evening of Feb. 17, an alternate meeting date will be determined and announced to the public.

Here are the GRPS Superintendent candidates: 

Dr. Leadriane Roby, Assistant Superintendent of Richfield Public Schools in Richfield, Minnesota, since 2014. 

Dr. Harold Brian Yearwood, Assistant Superintendent for Academics & Accountability for Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas, since 2015.

Dr. Yvonne Stokes, Assistant Superintendent for School Town of Munster in Munster, Indiana, since 2017. 

Dr. Darrin Slade, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership for Kansas City Public Schools in Kansas City, Missouri, since 2018. 

Dr. Erick D. Pruitt, Deputy Chief of High Schools for Chicago Public Schools since 2019.

Grand Rapids Public Schools former superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal retired after the 2018-2019 school year. The school board appointed Dr. Ron Gorman as interim superintendent while the search continues. 

If you have questions about the superintendent search or would like to submit your feedback, please email


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