Dear Families, Community Members, Staff, and Students,

I am truly honored to be a Grandville Bulldog! My respect for Grandville continues to grow more every day, as I continue to observe an exceptional community-based culture collaborating to promote educational excellence for all students and citizens as a whole. 

One of the more popular questions I am asked is, “What is your vision for Grandville Public Schools?” To explain this, it is important that you know what I believe. Simply put, I believe in high-quality learning opportunities for every student, in every classroom, every day. I believe in the importance of students being involved in one or more quality activities outside of the school day even if they are not directly school related. In addition, I believe in the power of relationships and a strong collaborative culture within a community. It truly takes a village to raise a child and provide the support structures along the way for each student to achieve his/her personal excellence.

These beliefs drive my vision for Grandville Public Schools. We have a tradition of excellence based upon these beliefs. My mission is to honor our traditional excellence, work with students, staff and community to define growth edges, and take a great district to new heights. Go Bulldogs!

Roger Bearup
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