Saginaw ISD Board President Ruth Coppens was appointed to serve as vice president of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors.
The MASB Board of Directors governs the association and oversees activities, establishes operating policy that furthers the mission of MASB and acts as the voice for more than 600 member school boards across the state. The focus of the board of directors is to provide quality educational leadership services and advocate for student achievement in Michigan.
“I feel that I can be effective as an MASB Board officer because of my years of board experience, my knowledge of the education system, and my dedication to our ‘customers,’ the students,” said
Coppens has served on the Saginaw ISD Board of Education for 22 years and previously served on the Merrill Community Schools Board for 13 years. During her tenure she’s been actively involved in MASB, including serving on the Board Leadership Training and Government Relations Committees. She has earned her President’s Award—the top level in the MASB certification program. Her involvement is a reflection of her commitment to providing the best education for all of Michigan’s students.
“We’re excited to welcome Ruth as an officer on the Board of Directors. Her passion and commitment to public education personify the true mission of MASB,” said Kathy Hayes, executive director of MASB.