Dr. Michele Harmala will join the Wayne-Westland Community School District on July 1 as the district’s new superintendent. She will take over for Dr. Gregory Baracy who is retiring June 30. Harmala is currently the associate superintendent for instructional services and organizational leadership in the Farmington Public Schools.
The school board voted unanimously to offer her the position after two rounds of interviews and a visit to some of the schools in the district including Wayne Memorial High School. Harmala told the board that she has a plan for her first 90 days that includes listening to staff, asking questions and visiting buildings.