Kostiuk named interim BHS superintendent
The Bloomfield Hills Schools' Board of Education on Thursday, May 23, appointed Christina (Tina) Kostiuk interim superintendent of the district, beginning July 1, following the resignation of superintendent Dr. Rob Glass in late April. “The board of education has complete confidence in Mrs. Kostiuk’s capable leadership of the district during this transition period,” said Paul Kolin, president of the board of education. Kostiuk joined Bloomfield Hills Schools in 2011 as the assistant superintendent for business services, in which she provides direction and administration over financial operations for the district. Kostiuk oversees the district's budgets and fund, which total over $100 million. She also serves as treasurer of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation. In 2014, Kostiuk was awarded the Oakland County School Business Administrator of the Year, and served as president of the organization during the 2015-2016 school year. On Tuesday, April 23, Glass announced that he will be relocating to New York in July, after his wife accepted the job of her dreams at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and he had been offered, and accepted, a position as superintendent at a school district in Westchester County, New York, the Eastchester Union Free School District, outside New York City. “I consider myself the bridge in this transition,” said Kostiuk. “I hope to help Dr. Glass make an easy transition to New York, as he has done a great deal for our district and served us extraordinarily well. We will miss him and his exemplary leadership. We have an exceptional district that I will have the enjoyment of serving until the board of education has found a new superintendent – which, hopefully, is within the expedited timeline they’ve set. It will be my honor to help facilitate that work until the board of education finds the right fit for our community.” “Tina will do a beautiful job in supporting the district and continuing to move forward,” Glass said. “She has been a tremendous colleague – it’s been my absolute pleasure to work alongside her.” Kostiuk will serve as interim superintendent until the board of education hires a new superintendent and the individual has started work. The board is slated to interview superintendent search firms on Wednesday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m. in the large conference room at Booth Center. The board anticipates making a search firm selection on Thursday, June 6 during the board of education meeting that starts at 6 p.m. in the Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium.