On April 4 and 5, the Board conducted first-round interviews with four candidates. At the conclusion of the first-round interviews, the Board narrowed the search down to three candidates.The second and final round of interviews were conducted on Tuesday, April 12.
“This Board has taken seriously an intense amount of feedback from students, families, instructional and non-instructional staff, building leaders, and central office. We are grateful for the many forms of feedback offered, often with very detailed and heartfelt messaging. Our search firm, Ray and Associates, provided us with a very strong pool and we identified the top flight leaders through an incredible investment of volunteer Board time," stated Sarah Prescott, NPS Board of Education President.
Dr. RJ Webber is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Academics for Novi Community School District in Novi, MI. Dr. Webber has a Bachelors of Arts in History and English with a Secondary Teacher Certification from Alma College, a Masters in Public Administration from University of Michigan, and a Ed.D from Michigan State University.
“We believe in Dr. Webber and know our entire community will support him for the best interests of all. While we are sad to see May Kay Gallagher leave us this summer, we are ecstatic to welcome Dr. Webber to our district,” stated Prescott.
The Board of Education is entering into contract negotiations with Dr. Webber. Once negotiations are complete, the community will be informed. The tentative start date for the new Superintendent is July 1, 2022.
Three Finalists Selected
Four Candidates Selected for First-round Interviews
Application for Candidate Community Forums
Profile and Qualities Sought for New Superintendent
February Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities
Superintendent Search Firm