Superintendent: Dr. Tawana Grover

Students walking down hallway at Senior High.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Grand Island Public Schools.

I am humbled to serve GIPS and the community. I am excited about the energy and enthusiasm across the district. Everything I've learned about Grand Island and GIPS tells me I am entering into a wonderful situation. We have an incredibly talented staff of more than 1400 full time employees dedicated to student achievement. Our students are involved and feel a real connection with their schools. We have a collaborative relationship with community partners, all focused on growth.

As a Class A school district of more than 9,600 students offering opportunities and activities throughout the year, it is easy for those outside our school walls to lose track of what our main focus is: helping students achieve success. 

Dr. Tawana GroverIt truly is an exciting time to enter GIPS. This community proudly holds leadership to high expectations for our staff and students. Because of the groundwork laid to this point, we can dream, design and achieve.


We will dream together, Grand Island. I look forward to finding out what our community wants for its students -- not just today, but for many years to come. With even stronger relationships between community, staff, parents and students, we can create innovative opportunities for our kids in the paths they choose.

We will design a systematic plan to make those student opportunities a reality. The heavy lifting will rely on leadership, but everyone will play a part in the process. GIPS belongs to the people of Grand Island. Our dedicated staff, Board of Education and community will work together in an open, transparent process to provide students a modern, relevant education.

We will achieve this reality and our students will thrive. The focus of this district is our kids. You will find I am a strong school administrator who works hard for students. Each student deserves equity and enrichment in education. It is critical to know every student, meet them where they are and help them be future ready, because the experience we provide should make them succeed well beyond their time in our schools.

It isn't some kids, occasionally, good enough; it's EVERY student, EVERY day, a SUCCESS.

Grand Island has long shown strong support for our staff and how we prepare our students for a future they will soon hold in their hands. Let's build on that support with a continually strong financial picture, successful completion of construction projects, highly regarded programs for students and even more community partnerships. Together we are poised to be a premier district of choice.

I am honored to join GIPS, to work side-by-side with our kids, staff, families and community to dream, design and achieve the amazing outcomes our great city deserves.


Dr. Grover welcomes the opportunity to connect with you to share the great things happening in Grand Island Public Schools.

Phone: 308-385-5900, Ext. 1140