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Last Chance to Meet Superintendent Finalists for Farmington Public Schools

Feedback forms are available online through Monday, May 5, and will be made available to

Superintendent finalist meetings will be held Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Lewis Schulman Administration Building in Farmington. The meetings are open to the public. (Patch file photo)
Superintendent finalist meetings will be held Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Lewis Schulman Administration Building in Farmington. The meetings are open to the public. (Patch file photo)

Farmington Public Schools’ superintendent search process continues with finalist interviews Wednesday and Thursday.

The finalists will spend the day in the district for a variety of interviews and activities including school visits. The following are the opportunities for parents, students, staff and community members to meet the finalists They are:

Michele Harmala, associate superintendent for instructional services and organizational leadership, Farmington Public Schools – Harmala has served in a variety of positions with Farmington Public Schools since 2004. Prior to that she worked at Oakland Schools Intermediate School District and Huron Valley Schools. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy: Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Wayne State University.

George Heitsch, superintendent, Avondale School District – Heitsch has served as superintendent of the Avondale School District since 2006. Prior to that he worked in Farmington Public Schools, West Bloomfield School District, and Huron Valley Schools. He earned his Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University.

Here’s the schedule for their visits:

Wednesday, finalist Michele Harmala

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. – School Visits

  • 12 p.m. – Lunch with the Board of Education

  • 2-4:30 p.m. – Meetings with Staff Representatives

  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Open House Meet and Greet Session, Ten Mile Building, 32789 West Ten Mile Road, Farmington

  • 7:30 p.m. – Board of Education Special Meeting - Finalist Interviews, Lewis Schulman Administration Building, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington

Thursday, May 1 - Dr. George Heitsch

  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. – School Visits

  • 12 p.m. – Lunch with the Board of Education

  • 2-4:30 p.m. –  Meetings with Staff Representatives

  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Open House Meet and Greet Session, Ten Mile Building, 32789 West Ten Mile Road, Farmington

  • 7:30 p.m. – Board of Education Special Meeting - Finalist Interviews, Lewis Schulman Administration Building, 32500 Shiawassee, Farmington

Feedback forms will be available online until Monday, May 5 for folks to share their thoughts about the candidates. This feedback will be provided to the Board of Education prior to their final decision.

Here's the feedback form for Heitsch.

Here's the feedback form for Harmala.

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