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 Superintendent Search Process

 

 The Thornapple Kellogg School Board is pleased to announce that Rob Blitchok will be the district’s next superintendent. The Board voted unanimously on Monday night to enter into contract talks with Mr. Blitchok. He will begin July 1.

Mr. Blitchok is currently the assistant superintendent overseeing business and finance, human resources, facilities, transportation, and food service. He came to Thornapple Kellogg  in 2014. Prior to coming to TK, he was a teacher, varsity wrestling coach, and principal at Forest Hills Public Schools. He has also served on the Grandville School Board.


The Board interviewed him Monday before an audience of staff, administrators and parents.


Board members agreed that he meets the expectations expressed by the Board, staff and community. Stakeholders said they want a collaborative leader who drives continuous improvement in student learning. They also said they want a transparent leader who will communicate clearly and consistently with the public and with staff to keep people informed.

 

Mr. Blitchok holds a law degree from Wayne State University, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Western Michigan University, and a Graduate Teacher Certification from Grand Valley State University. Prior to going into education, he worked in corporate finance.


The Board extends its gratitude to the all who participated in surveys, focus groups, and the interview.


Mr. Blitchok will succeed Superintendent Tom Enslen, who has been an educator for 35 years and Thornapple Kellogg’s top administrator for the last six years.

 

Meeting Schedule

Regular meeting dates are set to be held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, with some exceptions. The Board meets at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School Room #1616, located at 10375 Green Lake Road, Middleville.  Dates are as follows:
 
August 14, 2017
September 11, 2017 
October 9, 2017
November 13, 2017 
December 11, 2017 
January 15, 2018 (3rd Monday) 
February 12, 2018 
March 12, 2018 
March 26, 2018 (cancelled)
April 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - Superintendent Interview:  Applicant Robert Blitchok, Asst. Superintendent at TK
April 16, 2018 (3rd Monday) - This meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
May 14, 2018 
June 11, 2018