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Life-long Educator.

“I’ve known Dave for years.
He is a thoughtful, entrepreneurial education reform specialist.”
Tom VanderArk,
CEO of Open Ed Solutions,
Past Executive Director of Education,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“I've worked with Dave frequently
over the past twenty years. He is a creative and proven leader!!”
Sid Jansma, Jr., President,
Wolverine Gas and Oil

"Dave Koetje’s leadership vision for the Grand Rapids Community College is “continuous improvement”.  Mr. Koetje needs to continue his role on

the GRCC Board of Trustees."

Michael S. Shibler, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools


Trustee David Koetje has been solving problems in education for decades.  He began serving on the GRCC Board in 2015, applying his experience as a teacher, principal, professor, executive director and ultimately a superintendent (for the Grand Rapids Christian Schools) to improving the quality and accessibility of college for our community's students.

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