Avondale school district chooses Oxford educator as superintendent

The Detroit News

Auburn Hills – — An Oxford Community Schools official has been named the next superintendent of the Avondale School District.

James Schwarz, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and chief academic officer for the Oxford schools, will begin work with Avondale Sept. 25.

Schwarz replaces George Heitsch, who left Avondale June 30 to become superintendent of the Farmington Public Schools. Rick Repicky has been interim superintendent the past two months.

Before his current post in Oxford, Schwarz was principal at Oxford’s Clear Lake Elementary from 1998 to 2005, an assistant principal at Keith Elementary in Walled Lake Consolidated Schools from 1996 to 1998 and an elementary teacher at Keith from 1994 to 1996.