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West new Bloomfield Hills Schools superintendent

By Lisa Brody

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education has announced at a special meeting Thursday, May 9, they have selected Rick West as the new superintendent of the district.

West is currently deputy superintendent of Troy Schools, a position he has held since July 2023. He previously served the Troy School District as assistant superintendent of business services from 2014-2023. From 2011-2013, West was executive director of finance and operations for Royal Oak Schools.

West holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Michigan, Flint; received Army Material Command Core Training at Army Logistics Leadership Center; an MBA from Texas A&M; and business certificate and leadership institute from Michigan School Business Officials.

The Bloomfield Hills Schools board stated it was a unanimous decision to select West after an extensive search. The selection is subject to successful contract negotiations, which is expected to be brought to the board at their meeting on Thursday, May 23.

It is believed West will begin his position July 1.


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