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Dr. Dean named Superintendent

At their May 12th special meeting, the Board of Education named Dr. M. Jon Dean the new Superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System. Below are his resume, links to his interviews, and the report he prepared for his final interview. He will assume the new role July 1, 2021.

Dr. M. Jon Dean, Deputy Superintendent, Grosse Pointe Public School System

Jon began his career as a teacher in Detroit Public Schools in 1995. He worked subsequently as a teacher and elementary principal in Algonac Community Schools, as an elementary principal in Allen Park Public Schools, and as an elementary principal and assistant superintendent in Birmingham Public Schools. He began his Grosse Pointe career in 2012 serving multiple leadership roles in human resources, curriculum and currently as Deputy Superintendent for Educational Services. Jon earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University, an Education Specialist degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Wayne State University. 

Watch the Finalist Interviews and his presentation

Watch the Dr. M. Jon Dean Semi-finalist Interview

Resume for Dr. M. Jon Dean


The Board of Education wishes to thank our community for their active participation in the search for our next Superintendent of The Grosse Pointe Public School System.


Linked here is the Community Engagement Report developed by School Exec Connect after they hosted 12 Town Halls and two public forums attended by 126 community members. In addition, almost 1,000 community members (25% without children currently in the district) responded to an online survey. Feedback from these sources is summarized in the Community Engagement Report. The last page is the Superintendent Profile. Here is a copy of the Presentation SEC made to the Board of Education on Monday, March 15.