Principal Hiring Announcement

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June 27, 2014

 Dear Families, Staff and Friends of the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center,

It is with pleasure that I am announcing on behalf of the Board of Directors, the appointment of Mr. John Robinson as the new Principal of the GRCDC.  Mr. Robinson, a GRPS employee for over 15 years, comes to us most recently from Alger Middle School, where he is currently teaching and serving as the Disciplinary Literacy Math Coach. 

I have received the following message from John to the GRCDC Community:

“I feel so honored to be joining the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center! I am excited about being a part of this special place and family. I look forward to getting to know everyone better and joining in on the wonderful journey we are on embracing our mission, vision, and the Reggio Emilia approach!”

A special thank you to all of the staff, Board, community partners and parents who gave freely of their time to participate in the search, review and interview process.  Many, many hours were devoted by a great many dedicated and passionate supporters of our school and community.  This was truly a collaborative and inclusive process, which serves as one more reminder of our strength, commitment, and culture.

Mr. Robinson will begin his official duties as principal on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   He can be reached via email at:

I ask that you join me in welcoming John to our community and support him in his practice as he begins the transition to his new role. 



Erin Melcher

Principal & Executive Director