Superintendent Search 2023

Press Release

March 30, 2023

The Newaygo Board of Education conducted their final interviews with two finalists for the position of Superintendent at special board meetings held on March 28th and 29th. Both candidates were strong and had much to offer to this district. After deliberating, the Board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Mr. Ben Gilpin, for the position of Superintendent of Newaygo Public Schools.

Vince Grodus, Board President, stated, "I want to thank our Board and community for their diligence and perseverance in finding us the perfect candidate! We are pleased to welcome Mr. Gilpin as our next Superintendent of Newaygo Public Schools."

Mr. Gilpin comes to us from Spring Arbor, MI where he spent the last thirteen years as a Principal in the Western School District. With an extensive and impressive background in educational leadership, Mr. Gilpin will be an invaluable asset to Newaygo Public Schools and the community.

The Board appointed a negotiating committee to finalize the Superintendent contract and it will be approved at the regular April board meeting. 

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March 6, 2023 Press Release: Selected Candidates for Second Interviews

February 8, 2023 Press Release: Candidates to be interviewed