Grandville Schools chooses new superintendent

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Roger Bearup has been selected as the new superintendent for Grandville Public Schools.

The Grandville school board unanimously chosen Bearup on Tuesday after holding interviews with the finalists for the job on Monday.

Bearup is currently the assistant superintendent in at Lowell Public Schools, where he led curriculum development, assessment programs and educator evaluation since 2006, according to a Tuesday release from the district. Grandville Schools says he established a district-wide system of data analysis and internal communication that produced higher student achievement levels.

He was previously a 2nd-grade teacher and then principal at Kent City Community Schools.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in science education from Central Michigan University and his master’s in educational leadership from Western Michigan University.

Bearup replaces Ron Caniff, who was hired as the new as superintendent of the Kent Intermediate School District in March.

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