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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 the relationships my student has with her teachers at Vanderbilt Charter Academy. I was amazed by how confident she was while speaking with them and having meaningful conversations during conferences. She used to be shy, so seeing this growth has meant the world to me!"

- 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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