Raynard Ross - Vice President
Term: July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2016
Raynard Ross comes to board of Grand Rapids Public Schools with a history rich in youth and community development. He has previous professional experience as a police officer, juvenile justice worker, high school teacher, and college instructor. His current professional responsibility is as Director of Upward Bound at Grand Rapids Community College. In this role he leads a team of dedicated educational professionals in working to improve post-secondary enrollment rates within the city of Grand Rapids.
Educationally, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and his Master of Arts from Clark-Atlanta University.
Personally, Raynard is a married father of two boys. He enjoys travel, golf, and spending time with friends and family.