Eastchester, New York - April 24, 2019 - The Eastchester School Board unanimously appointed Dr. Robert J. Glass as the new Superintendent of Schools at its Board of Education meeting held, Tuesday, April 23. After an extensive six-month national search, Dr. Glass was chosen for his educational leadership, his ability to collaborate and build consensus among the community, faculty, staff and students. His start date is July 1, 2019.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Glass to Eastchester,” said School Board President Mary Messner Martin, “Dr. Glass brings with him over 35 years of educational experience developing student-centered programs. His vision and commitment to planning for the future will build upon the strong educational foundation that already comprises the fabric of the Eastchester School District.”
Dr. Glass is currently the superintendent of the Bloomfield Hills Schools in Michigan where he was appointed in 2010. Bloomfield was ranked #1 in Michigan by Niche in 2018 and Dr. Glass was named Superintendent of the Year for 2017 by the Michigan Association of School Administrators. During his tenure in Bloomfield, Dr. Glass has united two successful high schools into a single campus featuring learning communities and flexible learning spaces. He has renewed core instructional programs with an intensive focus upon teacher leadership, literacy, equity and inclusion. He has accomplished this while remaining fiscally responsible and creating a fund balance of over 20%, despite low state per pupil funding.
Prior to joining the Bloomfield Hills School District, Dr. Glass was the Superintendent of the Dexter Community Schools from September of 2008 until June of 2010 where he managed a $47 million bond-funded construction/renovation project to upgrade technology, infrastructure, energy efficiency and security for every facility in the District. He was employed as the Executive Director of Instruction at the Birmingham Public Schools for three years, prior to taking on that role. Dr. Glass was also Principal of Michigan’s Quarton School, Suttons Bay Schools and Vestaburg Community Schools. He began his educational career in the Birmingham Public Schools as an Operational Assistant where he managed the television productions studio in 1983 and he began his work as a classroom teacher in 1988 when he established the Calvary Christian School and Royal Oak Child Care Center in Michigan.
Dr. Glass’ deep commitment to others enabled him to work as the Director of Operations for the Zion Fellowship in Kuaramunda, India from 1991 – 1994, where he established and managed an orphanage, a vocational school, and a medical dispensary for the elderly and impoverished.
He earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University, and Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication from Michigan State University.
Dr. Glass has served on a variety of educational and civic boards throughout his career. He will assume the role currently held by Dr. Walter Moran who is retiring at the end of June after nearly two decades of service to the Eastchester Public School District.