Bill Newby

Message from GLS District 36

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. William Newby

January 5, 2020

Dear Grass Lake District #36 Students, Parents, Staff, and Community,

Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. 

---Carl Bard



Happy New Year!!!! Welcome to 2020 and a new decade!


I like this quote from Carl Bard because it reminds us that we always need to be looking forward. We can’t go back and change what we did, but we can look at what happened and use that information to move forward and make a better, “brand new ending”. This has been one of my favorite parts of learning and growing at GLS.


During my tenure here many things have changed.  Some smoothly and successful, some rough and limping toward success ever so slowly. Yet in each of these changes we have been blessed by people who care enough about this organization and its’ clientele to share their viewpoint, expertise and patience as we endeavor to turn an already good school into a great school.  They have helped us to see where things went well, where they failed and they have done it in a constructive and non-judgmental manner.  


So, as we move forward into 2020, I want to thank you for your comments and constructive criticism.  I want to ask for your continued support as we work together to find solutions to the issues confronting public education in a rapidly changing pedagogical and academic environment. To invest some of your precious time into the GLS school community and work with us to “Start from now and make a brand new ending.”



William Newby Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Grass Lake District # 36