Dear Cèsar E. Chàvez Elementary Families:

As we round out a successful school year, we are already looking to what's ahead for the next. We are excited to share some changes to our leadership team aimed at inspiring and uplifting the achievement of our scholars across the district.

These changes are part of a larger shift in leadership throughout GRPS and we’re excited to see the new heights we can achieve.

We are excited to share that April Chambliss has been named Assistant Principal at Ottawa Hills High School. We know Ms. Chambliss’ voice will be missed in the hallways at Cèsar E. Chàvez. Her thoughtful and reflective leadership and her commitment to equity in education have served the Cèsar E. Chàvez community well. We know the Ottawa Hills High School community will benefit from those same skills and we are excited to see Ms. Chambliss take on this new and exciting role. The search for a new assistant principal is underway.

These transitions go into effect next school year and are aimed at making us stronger and preparing our team to take Grand Rapids Public Schools to the next level — for our scholars, for our community, and for our future.

Please connect with Executive Director Dr. Mayda Bahamonde Gunnell if you have any questions. 

Here’s to a strong finish to a great school year! 


Leadriane Roby, Ph.D.