superintendent David Larson will soon be leaving town.
Larson, who's been superintendent in Birmingham since 2008, was appointed superintendent of the Glenbard Township High School District 87 on Monday night at that district's school board meeting, .
Larson will assume his new role July 1, a statement from the Glenbard district reads.
“We are very excited to have Dr. David Larson joining Glenbard District 87,” Glenbard District 87 Board of Education President Rich Heim said in a press release. “He brings with him a diverse background and solid experience that will help him to address the challenges we face as a district in the coming years.”
Glenbard Township High School District 87 is the third-largest high school district in Illinois, according to the district's website, and encompasses 45 square miles in DuPage County, a surburban area 30 miles west of Chicago.
Larson has put down roots in Birmingham since moving to the area in 2008, with his son graduating from in 2011. Also in, .
Before coming to Birmingham, Larson was superintendent in Harbor Springs, MI, a principal in Mount Pleasant, deputy principal at the Singapore American School in Singapore as well as an assistant principal and teacher in Florida.
Larson, who grew up in New Guinea, Indonesia, as the son of a missionary anthropologist, has a doctorate's degree in educational leadership and a master's degree in administration and supervision from Nova Southeastern University.
“I am very impressed by Glenbard Township High School District 87, and it is truly an honor to be assuming this leadership role,” Larson said in a statement. "It also will be a privilege to live in and integrate my family into such an outstanding community.
Larson joins several other Metro Detroit superintendents who took new positions with Chicago area school districts, including , who last month announced his decision to move to Lake Forest, IL, and former .