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May 01, 2014
THE GROSSE POINTES — Grosse Pointe South Principal Matt Outlaw has officially been named superintendent of the Brandon School District and will assume his new duties July 1.

Grosse Pointe Public School System Superintendent Thomas Harwood was scheduled to meet with South staff on Wednesday, April 30, and has scheduled a meeting with South parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 in the South library to discuss the search for a new principal.

Harwood said he plans to meet with a representative group of South students that day.

According to Harwood, South staff, parents and students will have an opportunity to complete a survey regarding the qualities they would like to see in the new South principal.

"The information from this survey will be used by interview committee members during their deliberations," Harwood said in a letter to the South community.

The survey can be found on the district's website.

Harwood also said he is looking for staff and parents to be part of the interview process, and urges anyone interested in being part of the interview team to e-mail the district's community relations specialist, Rebecca Fannon at rebecca.fannon@gpschools.org by Friday, May 9.

Outlaw, 40, holds a doctorate in education from Wayne State University. He came to South as athletic director in 2003. He moved to Grosse Pointe North, where he was assistant principal for five years before returning to South as principal on Aug. 1, 2011.

Prior to coming to Grosse Pointe, he served in several positions with the Novi Community School District, where he started as a civics teacher in 1996 and was dean of students at Novi High School when he joined the Grosse Pointe schools.

The Brandon school district is located in Ortonville in northern Oakland County and serves 3,400 students at seven schools.

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