School News Network: Godfrey-Lee schedules superintendent interviews

Current Godfrey-Lee Superintendent David Britten will retire on July 1.

By Erin Albanese

School News Network


The Board of Education has scheduled special meetings in March to interview superintendent candidates to replace superintendent David Britten, who will retire July 1.


Candidates were narrowed from a field of 30 applicants. The following candidates will be interviewed in scheduled open public sessions:


  • Tamika Henry, principal at New Options High School in Allendale Public Schools;
  • Carol Lautenbach, assistant superintendent for teaching, learning and accountability for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools;
  • Carlos Lopez, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools;
  • Margaret Malone, director of fine arts for Grand Rapids Public Schools.


Lopez and Lautenbach will be interviewed starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6; and Henry and Malone starting at 6:30 p.m on Wednesday, March 8, during special board meetings. Both meetings are open to the public.


After the initial round of interviews, the board is expected to narrow the field to two for a final round and selection scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20. All interviews will be at the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, 961 Joosten St. SW.


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