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Posted on Tue, May 7, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

Another Ypsilanti Public Schools administrator named finalist in superintendent search

By Danielle Arndt

A third Ypsilanti Public Schools administrator has been named a finalist in an in-state superintendent search.


Ypsilanti Assistant Superintendent of Educational Quality Jennifer Martin delivers a presentation to the school board in this file photo.

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Assistant Superintendent of Educational Quality Jennifer Martin was one of four candidates to interview for the superintendent's position at Romulus Community Schools May 1-2, according to an April 25 article in The Eagle.

The other three candidates, the newspaper reported, are Paula Daniels, current Romulus interim superintendent; Deborach Hunter-Harvill, superintendent of the Buena Vista School District outside of Saginaw; and Charles Muncatchy, a former educational entrepreneur with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter high school near Detroit.

Ypsilanti Public Schools hired Martin prior to the 2010-11 academic year. Martin previously worked as an administrator at Joy Middle School in Detroit, Oak Park Preparatory Academy and Detroit Technology High School

The next Romulus Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18.

Martin is the third Ypsilanti Public Schools administrator to be named a finalist in a superintendent search. The district's merger with Willow Run Community Schools has made many employees look for new jobs due to employment uncertainty with the new district.

Superintendent Dedrick Martin is a superintendent finalist in St. Johns Public Schools and Executive Director of Facilities and Operations Scott Snyder is a superintendent finalist in Monroe Public Schools.

Ypsilanti's executive director of human resources, Sharon Irvine, also accepted a new position in March as assistant superintendent and chief human resource officer for Warren Consolidated Schools.

Danielle Arndt covers K-12 education for Follow her on Twitter @DanielleArndt or email her at



Tue, May 7, 2013 : 11:54 p.m.

Good luck Ms. Martin!


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 7:52 p.m.

Brunette lady in background, not impressed!


Wed, May 8, 2013 : 1:16 a.m.

Nor am I. What about her all expense paid trip to Vegas with her secretary while teachers have gone without materials or supplies?

tom swift jr.

Tue, May 7, 2013 : 7:40 p.m.

What's that old saying about sinking ships and rats?


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 9:24 p.m.

or...don't let the door........


Tue, May 7, 2013 : 7:23 p.m.

Good Luck Jennifer!!