“I am thankful for the support of our community, the dedication of our staff, and the achievements of our students,” says Glass.
The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent, Dr. Rob Glass, the Michigan Superintendent of the Year. The award is presented to a member who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole.
Glass was surprised with the award in a ceremony at Bloomfield Hills High School. Students created posters, performed the fight song, and prepared a congratulatory video. “I am greatly honored by this award,” says Glass. “It is our role to help students seek opportunities, form strong and caring relationships, take risks, be passionate and motivated, participate in meaningful work, and strive for excellence.” He also expressed his gratitude to BHS faculty and staff. “Thank you for investing your heart and soul!” he says. “Both the growth you have facilitated and the relationships you have forged with our young people have made a huge difference in their lives. Our district is a special place because of you.”
Glass joined Bloomfield Hills Schools on July 1, 2010, following nearly two years as superintendent in Dexter Community Schools. Before that, he was Executive Director of Instruction for Birmingham Public Schools and Principal at Quarton School in Birmingham. He was an elementary principal in Suttons Bay and Vestaburg Community Schools, as well as an elementary teacher in Hale, all located in Michigan. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Operations on a fellowship in India where he managed orphanages, vocational schools, and health services for children, the elderly, and the impoverished.
Dr. Glass completed his PhD program in Educational Leadership at Oakland University in 2014. During this time, he received the 2008 AASA Worth McClure Educational Administration Scholarship, awarded nationally to six outstanding graduate students in school administration. He holds a Master’s in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master’s in Teaching from Wayne State University, and a B.A. in Telecommunication from Michigan State University.