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Meet Our Leadership Team

Jeff Groggel

Jeff Groggel


Jenny Rutkauskas

Jenny Rutkauskas

Dean of Grades K-4

Josh Rhoad

Josh Rhoad

Dean of Grades 5-8

Jonathan Stowers

Jonathan Stowers

Dean of Special Education

Becky Salas

Becky Salas

Dean of Intervention

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What Vanderbilt Charter Academy Parents Are Saying

"I love how much the teachers and principal clearly care about each individual student, as well as their families. The amount of time, care, and dedication to excellence is always apparent at Vanderbilt."

- Vanderbilt Charter Academy Parent

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Meet Our School Board

Our School Board draws from the best local civic and community leaders. They volunteer their time and energy to ensure students at Vanderbilt Charter Academy receive the best education possible. For a schedule of Board meetings, minutes, and more information, visit the Board Documents page or contact us at 616-820-5050.

Scott Patchin


Eduardo Amaya

Vice President

Dan Day


Maria Vargas


Our Authorizer

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We are authorized by Grand Valley State University. They sponsor and monitor us to ensure we achieve academic results and uphold the promises made in our charter.

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