Kzoo schools names new superintendent

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
An undated courtesy photo of Rituparna Raichoudhuri.

An undated courtesy photo of Rituparna Raichoudhuri.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo Public Schools has selected its new superintendent.

The school board voted unanimously to offer the position to Rituparna Raichoudhuri, executive director of early college and career education for Chicago Public Schools.

She has a doctorate degree in urban education leadership and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Raichoudhuri’s educational career has spanned 16 years, including being a principal and central office roles.

“I am honored and thrilled that I have been invited to become a part of the KPS family and a member of the Kalamazoo community. The outpouring of support and encouragement has been truly humbling. I’m excited about rolling up my sleeves and digging into the work. I promise the community nothing but my very best as we work towards continuous improvement together,” Raichoudhuri said in a statement.

After leading the Kalamazoo district for a dozen years, Dr. Michael Rice was selected as the state superintendent in May 2019 by the Michigan Board of Education.

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