Muskegon Heights superintendent leaving for other job

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross at a Feb. 10, 2016 press conference.

MUSKEGON Heights, Mich. (WOOD) — The Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System is searching for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross is leaving the district to become the superintendent for Okemos Public Schools, east of Lansing.

Zachery-Ross sent a letter to the district saying she is proud to have worked in Muskegon Heights and bring the district financial stability.

>>PDF: Zachery-Ross’ letter

Zachery-Ross has been superintendent in Muskegon Heights for about five years since a financial emergency was declared there and the district was transitioned to a charter academy. The financial emergency was labeled resolved in 2016.