Experienced search firm will identify candidates for five key DPS positions

Detroit Public Schools announced today that PROACT Search LLC, a Wilmette, IL-based executive search firm, will conduct an executive search in order to provide the DPS Search Committee with candidates that meet identified attributes deemed necessary to fill five key executive positions with the District.

The Executive Positions to be filled are Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Budget Director, and Director of Special Education.
Detroit Board of Education President Anthony Adams Esq. said, “This action is significant in continuing the progress moving forward to seat new leadership for Detroit Public Schools at this key time and in identifying an excellent pool of candidates to present to the Search Committee made up of community members, Board members and educators.”

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb stated, “This is a firm with experience in hundreds of executive searches for large urban school districts, and its substantial presence in front of well-qualified urban educators will serve Detroit well in securing the most qualified pool of candidates possible.”
Terms of the contract will be released after they are finalized.

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