Dear Shawmut Hills Academy Staff:

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.

Dr. Tim Mabin will take on the role of Ottawa Hills High School Principal. Dr. Mabin has served with distinction as principal at Shawmut Hills School. He built a playbook on increasing enrollment and engaging the community. His thoughtful and disciplined leadership style has fostered a strong sense of belonging for our scholars, staff and community. We know he will be missed at Shawmut Hills but we are thrilled to see the impact he will have at the high school level. The search for a new 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. Karl Nelson if you have any questions about these changes. 

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


Leadriane Roby, Ph.D.