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Board Member Awards Program

The Board Member Awards Program, with basic certification as its cornerstone, was developed in 1990 with input from both veteran Michigan school board members and representatives from higher education and state administrator organizations. Its goal is to enhance the ability of school boards to improve Michigan public schools and the achievement of 1.5 million Michigan students.

2015 Recipients

Certified Board Member Award

Allegan Public Schools, Jeffrey McLaughlin
Anchor Bay School District, Janine Accivatti-Hendershot
Atherton Community Schools, Scott Hynes
Avondale School District, Terry Lang
Battle Creek Public Schools, Kellie Thomas
Belding Area Schools, Doug Lamborne
Bendle Public Schools, Rodney Winters
Boyne Falls Public Schools, Christine Thomas
Breckenridge Community Schools, Royce Humm
Capac Community Schools, Monica Standel
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Lonney Jarnigin
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, James Johnson
Cassopolis Public Schools, Jesse Binns
Cassopolis Public Schools, Lisa Cutting
Cassopolis Public Schools, Deborah Deubner
Center Line Public Schools, Karen Harrington
Centreville Public Schools, Heather Bright
Chelsea School District, Tammy Lehman
Clio Area Schools, Denise Frappier
COOR ISD, Robert Balsley
Crestwood School District, James Taylor
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Robert Brown
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Vickie Bracken
Detroit Public Schools, Patricia Johnson Singleton
Dowagiac Union Schools, Ronda Sullivan
Durand Area Schools, Cari Shephard
Engadine Consolidated Schools, Ted Maier
Flint Community Schools, Ella Greene-Moton
Frankenmuth School District, Karen Uebler
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Meredith Anderson
Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Christine Baker
Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Nichol Stack
Grand Ledge Public Schools, Jay Bennett
Harper Creek Community Schools, Beau Bess
Harper Creek Community Schools, Don Myers
Hartford Public Schools, Mike Banic
Haslett Public Schools, Tammy Lemmer
Homer Community Schools, Gary Tompkins
Kalamazoo RESA, Gary Brown
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Michael Cicalo
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Heidi Howieson
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Robert Hutchins
Lakewood Public Schools, Lynn MacKenzie
Lamphere Schools, Allison Minowa
Linden Community Schools, Scott Maker
Livonia Public Schools, Dan Centers
Marquette Public Schools, Kristen Cambensy
Martin Public Schools, Rosemary Andrews
Martin Public Schools, Jennifer Harrison
Michigan Center Schools, Kiley Brown
Michigan Center Schools, Amanda Rainsberger
Milan Area Schools, Kerri Moccio
Montabella Community Schools, Ivan Renne
Mount Clemens Community School District, Jason Monk
Munising Public Schools, Robert Wilkinson
Napoleon Community Schools, Jennifer Timm
New Haven Community Schools, Tanya France
Northport Public Schools, Daniel Duffiney
Oxford Community Schools, Mark Stepek
Parchment School District, Ben Tanis
Plainwell Community Schools, Julli Bennett
Pontiac School District, William Carrington
Port Huron School District, Hayley Alderman
Portland Public Schools, Patrick Duff
Potterville Public Schools, Jack Temsey
River Rouge School District, Ingrid Wilson-Johnson
Rockford Public Schools, Lisa Kreager
Romeo Community Schools, Wayne Conner
Romulus Community Schools, Ulanda Caldwell
South Lyon Community Schools, Carrie Hanshaw
South Redford School District, Shirley Tolliver
Southfield Public Schools, Darrell Joyce
Southfield Public Schools, Leslie Smith
Springport Public Schools, Robert Baum
Swartz Creek Community Schools, Stacey Glynn
Trenton Public Schools, David French
Wayland Union Schools, Theresa Dobry
Westwood Heights Schools, Tamasha Harrold
Whitehall District Schools, Chris Mahoney
Wyandotte Public Schools, Cynthia Kinney
Ypsilanti Community Schools, Brenda Meadows

Award of Merit

Anchor Bay School District, Janine Accivatti-Hendershot
Atherton Community Schools, Scott Hynes
Avondale School District, Terry Lang
Battle Creek Public Schools, Kellie Thomas
Belding Area Schools, Doug Lamborne
Bendle Public Schools, Rodney Winters
Brandon School District, Kevin McClellan
Breckenridge Community Schools, Royce Humm
Capac Community Schools, Monica Standel
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Laura Garrison
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, James Johnson
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Patricia Eary
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Matthew Shoffner
Centreville Public Schools, Heather Bright
Clarkston Community Schools, Craig Hamilton
Clio Area Schools, Denise Frappier
COOR ISD, Robert Balsley
Corunna Public Schools, Erwin Lenneman
Crestwood School District, James Taylor
Davison Community Schools, Kim Lindsay
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Vickie Bracken
DeWitt Public Schools, Sarah Hartman
Durand Area Schools, Cari Shephard
Engadine Consolidated Schools, Ted Maier
Flint Community Schools, Ella Greene-Moton
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Meredith Anderson
Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Nichol Stack
Grand Ledge Public Schools, Jay Bennett
Harper Creek Community Schools, Don Myers
Harper Woods School District, Regina Williams
Hartford Public Schools, Mike Banic
Haslett Public Schools, Tammy Lemmer
Hazel Park Schools, Rose Hammonds
Homer Community Schools, Gary Tompkins
Kalamazoo RESA, Gary Brown
Kalkaska Public Schools, Aaron Popa
Kelloggsville Public Schools, Doug Anderson
Kelloggsville Public Schools, Debra Sellers
Kentwood Public Schools, Pete Battey
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Heidi Howieson
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Robert Hutchins
Lakewood Public Schools, Lynn MacKenzie
Lamphere Schools, Allison Minowa
Linden Community Schools, Steven Losey
Linden Community Schools, Scott Maker
Marquette Public Schools, Kristen Cambensy
Martin Public Schools, Rosemary Andrews
Martin Public Schools, Jennifer Harrison
Mecosta Osceola ISD, Sheri Thompson
Mesick Consolidated Schools, Eric Spencer
Midland Public Schools, Pam Singer
Milan Area Schools, Kerri Moccio
Montabella Community Schools, Ivan Renne
Northport Public Schools, Daniel Duffiney
Ovid Elsie Area Schools, Amy Palus
Oxford Community Schools, Mark Stepek
Parchment School District, Ben Tanis
Pontiac School District, William Carrington
Port Huron School District, Hayley Alderman
Portland Public Schools, Patrick Duff
Potterville Public Schools, Jack Temsey
River Rouge School District, Ingrid Wilson-Johnson
Rockford Public Schools, Lisa Kreager
Romeo Community Schools, Wayne Conner
Romulus Community Schools, Ulanda Caldwell
South Redford School District, Shirley Tolliver
Southfield Public Schools, Darrell Joyce
Southfield Public Schools, Leslie Smith
Springport Public Schools, Robert Baum
Swartz Creek Community Schools, Stacey Glynn
Tawas Area Schools, William Britt
Tecumseh Public Schools, Roger Hart
Tecumseh Public Schools, Greg Johnson
Tecumseh Public Schools, Debbie Johnson-Berges
Trenton Public Schools, David French
Wayland Union Schools, Theresa Dobry
Westwood Heights Schools, Tamasha Harrold
Whitehall District, Schools, Chris Mahoney
Wyandotte Public Schools, Cynthia Kinney
Ypsilanti Community Schools, Brenda Meadows

Award of Distinction

Adams Township School District, John Pastore
Anchor Bay School District, Janine Accivatti-Hendershot
Atherton Community Schools, Paul Hildreth
Berkley School District, Roger Blake
Berkley School District, Ronald Justice
Berkley School District, Mitchell Moses
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Howard Baron
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Brook Nichols
Center Line Public Schools, Darrell Vickers
Copper Country ISD, Robert Tuomi
Dexter Community Schools, Julie Schumaker
Durand Area Schools, Al Perry
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Lori Eseman-Dreyer
Freeland Community School District, Peter Wiltse
Garden City Public Schools, Lynette Childress
Garden City Public Schools, Sarah Roffi
Harper Creek Community Schools, Vikki Bauer
Harper Creek Community Schools, Don Myers
Harrison Community Schools, Connie Cauchi
Hartford Public Schools, Jason Meachum
Hartford Public Schools, William Najacht
Hartford Public Schools, Mike Banic
Ionia County ISD/Portland Public Schools, Linda Hoxie-Green
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Melissa Courtade
Livonia Public Schools, Tammy Bonifield
Livonia Public Schools, Mark Johnson
Midland Public Schools, Lynn Baker
Milan Area Schools, Eric Peacock
Onekama Consolidated Schools, Sally Koon
Oscoda Area Schools, Anthony Johnson
Plainwell Community Schools, Christine VanDenBerg
Sand Creek Community Schools, Kenneth Leininger
Troy School District, Karl Schmidt
Unionville Sebewaing Area Schools, Terry Gruehn
Unionville Sebewaing Area Schools, Lori Kemp
Warren Consolidated Schools, Susan Trombley
Westwood Community School District, Donald Willis
Wyandotte Public Schools, Dana Browning

Master Board Member Award

Berkley School District, Mary Jo Israel
Brandywine Community Schools, Janis Exner
Clinton Community Schools, Shirley Harris
Edwardsburg Public Schools, Douglas Hall
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Michelle Chevatewa
Genesee School District, Steven Elkins
Gladwin Community Schools, Sally Hightower
Gratiot Isabella RESD/Shepherd Public Schools, Matthew Showalter
Hanover Horton Schools, Joseph Childs
Harrison Community Schools, Marie Roth
Kalkaska Public Schools, John Rogers
Lake Orion Community Schools, Jim Weidman
Marquette Public Schools, Rich Rossway
Mona Shores Public Schools, Kandace Boysen
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Warren Tracey
Novi Community Schools, Dennis O'Connor
Saginaw City School District, Rudy Patterson
Southfield Public Schools, Betty Robinson
Tecumseh Public Schools, Kimberly Amstutz-Wild
Troy School District, Todd Miletti
Yale Public Schools, Pete Bullard

Master Diamond Award

Atherton Community Schools, Sandra Talbot
Bendle Public Schools, Dale Dunsmore
Center Line Public Schools, Dee Lindeman
Center Line Public Schools, Henry Newnan
Clarkston Community Schools, Elizabeth Egan
Clio Area Schools, Robert Gaffney
Detroit Public Schools, Annie Carter
Godwin Heights Public Schools, Kenneth Hornecker
Houghton Lake Community Schools, Thomas Dean
Iosco RESA, Mark McKulsky
Milan Area Schools, Janice Kiger
Monroe County ISD, Dale DeSloover
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Pam Sprague
Northview Public Schools, John Belaski
Ottawa Area ISD/Zeeland Public Schools, Carol Slagh
Roseville Community Schools, Gregory Scott
Southfield Public Schools, Yolanda Charles
Southfield Public Schools, Michael Poole
Southfield Public Schools, Rance D. Williams
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Thomas Buckalew
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Frederick Weaver
Yale Public Schools, Amanda Zabor

Master Platinum Award

Battle Creek Public Schools, Karen Evans
Bendle Public Schools, David Wallace
Clarkston Community Schools, Joan Patterson
Saginaw ISD, Joseph Powe

President’s Award of Recognition

Bangor Township School District, Richard Kowalski
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Judy Furgal
Ottawa Area ISD, Eric Packer
Van Buren ISD, James Crandall
Westwood Heights Schools, Brenda Battle-Jordan

Advocacy Skills Specialty Award

Battle Creek Public Schools, Karen Evans
Clarkston Community Schools, Elizabeth Egan
Decatur Public Schools, David McLeese
Freeland Community School District, Peter Wiltse
Lake Orion Community Schools, Birgit McQuiston
Portage Public Schools, Randy Van Antwerp
Van Buren ISD, James Crandall

Data Specialty Award

Allegan Public Schools, Mary Kasprzyk
Freeland Community School District, Peter Wiltse
Gladwin Community Schools, Sally Hightower
Gratiot Isabella RESD/Shepherd Public Schools, Matthew Showalter
St Charles Community Schools, Laurasue Holcomb
Van Buren ISD, James Crandall

Board Award: Honor Board

Bendle Public Schools
Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Cassopolis Public Schools
Clarkston Community Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools

Genesee ISD
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Iosco RESA
Lake Fenton Community Schools
Lamphere Schools
Lawton Community Schools
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Macomb ISD
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
Pontiac School District

Rockford Public Schools
Saginaw ISD
Tecumseh Public Schools
Troy School District
Van Buren ISD
Westwood Community School District

Board Award: Standard of Excellence

Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Genesee ISD
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Iosco RESA
Lake Fenton Community Schools
Lamphere Schools
Lawton Community Schools
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Macomb ISD
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
Rockford Public Schools
Saginaw ISD
Troy School District
Van Buren ISD
Westwood Community School District

Board Award: Distinguished Achievement

Genesee ISD
Iosco RESA
Saginaw ISD

Board Award: Master Board

Genesee ISD

Board Award: Master Diamond Board

Genesee ISD

Board Award: President's Board

Genesee ISD