After Nine Years as Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Dr. Glass is Saying Goodbye

After Nine Years as Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Dr. Glass is Saying Goodbye

(Bloomfield Hills Schools, April 24, 2019)

Bloomfield Hills, MI- Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent, Dr. Rob Glass, announced to his staff and community today that this will be his last school year in Bloomfield Hills Schools, as he will be relocating to New York in July.

“It is with many mixed feelings that I share with you that I will be moving to New York at the end of this school year,” said Dr. Glass in his letter.  “My wife recently accepted the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan.  After making the difficult decision to relocate to New York, I was offered the position of Superintendent with Eastchester Union Free School District,” he wrote.

“We are deeply saddened to see Dr. Glass leave Bloomfield Hills Schools,” said Paul Kolin, Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education President.  “He is truly a one-of-a-kind leader, who leads with his heart first and foremost and has helped the district make tremendous advancements for the benefit of all learners,” he said.  “That said, we are happy for him and for Cynthia, his wife, and the journey that lies ahead in New York.  They’re good people and great friends,” he added.

Dr. Glass has served as the Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools for the past nine years.  “This truly is a special place to live and learn,” he said in his letter to the community.  “The community of Bloomfield Hills Schools is one of the most encouraging and heartfelt I’ve ever experienced.  From the dedicated family members of our students, to our community business partners, and local support agencies, the community truly lifts up and champions the district,” he wrote.

The Board of Education has not made any official plans for a superintendent search, but is confident in the district’s ability to attract top talent.  “We have talented students, dedicated and collaborative staff, incredible resources, and a school community that places a strong emphasis on strong, caring relationships,” said Kolin.  “I am sure we will find someone who will carry forward the work Dr. Glass and his team have done and have planned still to do.”

Dr. Glass plans to complete the 2018-2019 school year before moving to New York to serve in his new role.  “I had the tremendous pleasure of not only working here, but living here as well.  Cynthia and I will miss being a part of this community and the moments we’ve shared as both partners and neighbors,” he wrote.  “Thank you for this opportunity to learn alongside you, live alongside you, and be a member of this exceptional community.”

Bloomfield Hills Schools will post additional information on the district’s website www.bloomfield.org when it is available regarding the superintendent search.

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