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Two Candidates Set to Return

Two Will Participate in Third-Round Interviews

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education will be holding a third round of interviews for the Superintendent of Schools position. (NOTE THE NEW DATES.)

Feb. 17

Rituparna (Rita) Raichoudhuri, Ed.D., Executive Director, Early College & Career Education, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois

Open house: 5-6 p.m.

Interview: 6:20 p.m.

Feb. 19

Efe Agbamu, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools, Minnesota

Open house: 5-6 p.m.

Interview 6:20 p.m.

Interviews and an open house for each candidate will be held at the KPS Administration Building, 1220 Howard St., Kalamazoo. The public is encouraged to participate in the open house and interviews. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions for the candidates during the interviews and to provide feedback to the Board of Education.

The Feb. 17 interview will not be livestreamed on Public Media Network, to try to ensure the interview process is fair.  It will be recorded and shown at a later date. The Feb. 19 meeting will be livestreamed on PMN. 

Former KPS superintendent Dr. Michael Rice was named the Michigan State Superintendent of Education in May. Deputy Superintendent Gary Start is serving as the Interim Superintendent for KPS. In August, the Board of Education selected the MASB Executive Search Services to help with its search for a new superintendent.The MASB is a service organization that supports the work of school boards throughout Michigan. 

For more information, contact Greg Sieszputowski with the MASB, at (517) 327-9224 or

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