Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Families and Community,
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. 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.
While I am excited for the adventure my wife and I have in front of us, I will miss terribly the culture of Bloomfield Hills Schools and the strong, caring relationships our staff cultivate with our students. This truly is a special place to live and learn. The staff in Bloomfield Hills Schools have made the past nine years a particularly special time in my career. In a letter I sent to them earlier today, I told them, "You drive forward with tremendous compassion, integrity, and perseverance, never allowing challenges to stand between your students and the success they deserve," and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
In addition, the community of Bloomfield Hills Schools is one of the most encouraging and heartfelt I've ever experienced. Bloomfield Hills Schools is truly unique in that the district receives monumental support from every corner of the district. 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. 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.
For all of these reasons and more, I will forever be thankful for my time in Bloomfield Hills Schools.
I am confident that the Board of Education will find a Superintendent who will carry forward the school and community culture we have worked collectively to create. I am committed to staying aboard through the end of the school year to ensure a smooth and successful transition plan.
There is no real way to express my deep gratitude for the partnerships and friendships I have had the benefit of knowing these past nine years. Thank you for this opportunity to learn alongside you, live alongside you, and be a member of this exceptional community.
Dr. Rob Glass