The West Bloomfield Schools Board of Education has found a successor to take over for retiring Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Andrees.
After holding open interviews with four finalists on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, the school board selected Dr. Gerald D. Hill, the current superintendent of the Glenview School District in Illinois, to be West Bloomfield’s new superintendent.
Hill, 60, will take over for Andrees after she retires from her post at the end of the current school year on June 30.
Contract negotiations are still pending, but the district has stated that Hill has accepted the superintendent position.
In addition to serving the last eight years as superintendent in Glenview, Hill previously served as superintendent in the Tinley Park School District in Illinois for eight years. He also was previously the executive director of elementary education in Garland, Texas and assistant superintendent for instruction in Rockwood, Mo.
Hill has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas.
He was one of four finalists interviewed, along with Dr. Mark Daniel, superintendent of Dowagiac Union Schools; Dr. John Maloy, superintendent of the Aspen, Colo. School District; and Dr. Pamela Brown, who works in North Carolina as a senior research and planning associate in education, a private-sector position.
The Spinal Column Newsweekly will report on the terms of Hill’s contract after negotiations between him and school district are finalized.