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Boardmember Awards Program

The Boardmember 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.

2013 Recipients

Certified Boardmember Award
Birmingham Public Schools, Lori Soifer
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Howard S. Baron
Bloomingdale Public Schools, Jamie Walle
Boyne Falls Public Schools, William Cousineau
Cassopolis Public Schools, John Bright
Cassopolis Public Schools, Susan Horstmann
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Matthew Shoffner
Clarkston Community Schools, Craig Hamilton
Covert Public Schools, Cheryl McCray
Crestwood School District, Lynne Senia
Dearborn Public Schools, Roxanne McDonald
DeWitt Public Schools, Sarah Hartman, CPA
Fennville Public Schools, Dana Rosema
Ferndale Public Schools, Raylon Leaks-May
Flint Community Schools, Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
Flushing Community Schools, Elisa M. Cantwil
Flushing Community Schools, Janice R. Winkiel
Freeland Community School District, Peter R. Wiltse
Gibraltar Schools, Lisa M. Darville
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Susan D. Kish
Harbor Beach Community Schools, Steve Schwab
Harper Creek Community Schools, Vikki Bauer
Inland Lakes Schools, Gina Burke
Kalkaska Public Schools, Julie A. Sattler
Kelloggsville Public Schools, Doug Anderson
Kentwood Public Schools, Sandy Theisen
Lake Orion Community Schools, Melissa Miller
Lakeview School District, Neal Vanderbilt
Livonia Public Schools, Randy Roulier
Madison School District, Mark Swinehart
Mesick Consolidated Schools, Jerry Coger
Mesick Consolidated Schools, Julie Yeomans
Mesick Consolidated Schools, Eric Spencer
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Amie Lovelady
New Haven Community Schools, Wanda Peyerk
New Haven Community Schools, Eric Weaver
Northview Public Schools, Renee Montgomery
Okemos Public Schools, Tonya Rodriguez
Owosso Public Schools, Cheryl Paez
Oxford Community Schools, Carol Mitchell
Pennfield Schools, Mike Bishop
Plainwell Community Schools, Chris VanDenBerg
Rochester Community Schools, Jane Pierobon
Rochester Community Schools, John P. Piskulich
Rochester Community Schools, Michael A. Zabat
Roseville Community Schools, Kevin A. Switanowski
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools, Ken Dunton
St. Charles Community Schools, John Germain
St. Joseph ISD, Sally Boeschenstein
Tecumseh Public Schools, Debbie Johnson-Berges
Troy School District, Karl D. Schmidt
Warren Consolidated Schools, Elaine G. Martin
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Sally Madison
Western School District, Gale Easton
Western School District, Jason Herrington
Yale Public Schools, Veronica Monaco
Zeeland Public Schools, Todd Brennan
Zeeland Public Schools, Mark Snyder

Award of Merit
Berkley School District, Ronald J. Justice
Birmingham Public Schools, Lori Soifer
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Howard S. Baron
Breckenridge Community Schools, Alan Sanger
Byron Area Schools, Amy Lawrence
Capac Community Schools, Dwayne Loper
Cassopolis Public Schools, John Bright
Cassopolis Public Schools, Susan Horstmann
Clawson Public Schools, Tony Urbanik
Covert Public Schools, Cheryl McCray
Crestwood School District, Kevin Sauve
Crestwood School District, Lynne Senia
Dearborn Public Schools, Roxanne McDonald
Fennville Public Schools, Dana Rosema
Ferndale Public Schools, Raylon Leaks-May
Flushing Community Schools, Elisa M. Cantwil
Freeland Community School District, Shari M. Bailey
Freeland Community School District, Peter R. Wiltse
Gibraltar Schools, Lisa M. Darville
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Susan D. Kish
Harper Creek Community Schools, Vikki Bauer
Huron Valley Schools, Bonnie L. Brown
Inland Lakes Schools, Gina Burke
Kentwood Public Schools, Sandy Theisen
Kingston Community Schools, Raymond Wolak
Lake Orion Community Schools, Melissa Miller
Lapeer Community Schools, Gary Edward Oyster
Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Yoline Williams
Livonia Public Schools, Julie Robinson
Madison School District, Mark Swinehart
New Haven Community Schools, Regina Patton
Northview Public Schools, Renee Montgomery
Owosso Public Schools, Cheryl Paez
Oxford Community Schools, Carol Mitchell
Pennfield Schools, Mike Bishop
Plainwell Community Schools, Chris VanDenBerg
Portage Public Schools, Joanne Willson
Reed City Area Public Schools, Scott Ridderman
Rochester Community Schools, Jane Pierobon
Romulus Community Schools, Sandra Crout
Roseville Community Schools, Kevin A. Switanowski
St. Charles Community Schools, John Germain
St. Charles Community Schools, Leon Charles Larsen
St. Joseph ISD, Sally Boeschenstein
Tecumseh Public Schools, Stanley Ames
Troy School District, Karl D. Schmidt
Warren Consolidated Schools, Elaine G. Martin
Western School District, Jason Herrington
Yale Public Schools, Veronica Monaco

Award of Distinction
Addison Community Schools, Michael P. Murphy
Allendale Public Schools, Ron Brouwer
Allendale Public Schools, Jennifer Coffey
Battle Creek Public Schools, William Burton
Clinton Community Schools, Shirley Harris
Detroit Public Schools, Lamar Lemmons
Flint Community Schools, Vera J. Perry
Genesee School District, Fred Hinz
Grand Blanc Community Schools, James D. Avery
Greenville Public Schools, James H. Anderson
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Stan Truskoski
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, Kenneth N. Hoover
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Kathy M. Carter
Livonia Public Schools, Colleen Burton
Milan Area Schools, Rita Vershum
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Warren Tracey
New Haven Community Schools, Sue Simon
Northview Public Schools, John K. Belaski
Novi Community Schools, Dennis P. O’Connor
Okemos Public Schools, Amy Crites
Pennfield Schools, Dorothy Dilsaver
Rockford Public Schools, Laura L. Featherston
Romulus Community Schools, John Thiede
Saginaw City School District, Rudy Patterson
Saginaw City School District, Alexis S. Thomas
Saginaw ISD, Richard F. Burmeister
Southfield Public Schools, Betty C. Robinson
Southfield Public Schools, Yolanda R. Smith
Southfield Public Schools, Rance D. Williams
Tecumseh Public Schools, Kimberly Amstutz-Wild
Tecumseh Public Schools, Jimmie L. Rice
Three Rivers Community Schools, Peter F. Bennett
Van Buren Public Schools, Martha Toth
Van Dyke Public Schools, Jim Brinkey
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Thomas R. Buckalew
Western School District, John Sheets, D.D.S.
Westwood Community School District, Cheryl Bell

Master Boardmember Award
Center Line Public Schools, Henry L. Newnan
Chelsea School District, R. Stephen Olsen
Clare Gladwin RESD, Barbara Richards
Clare Public Schools, Carol Santini
Clarkston Community Schools, Elizabeth Egan
Clio Area Schools, Robert Gaffney
Flint Community Schools, Antoinette Lockett
Godwin Heights Public Schools, Kenneth Hornecker
Holton Public Schools, Amy Brookhouse
Houghton Lake Community Schools, Thomas Dean
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Sandra Taiariol Dailey
Lake Shore Public Schools, Shannon Harvey
Marquette Alger RESA, Judy Parlato
Mattawan Consolidated Schools, Alan Koenig
Milan Area Schools, Janice Kiger
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Jim Rauschenberger Jr.
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Pam Sprague
Olivet Community Schools, Patricia Sheets
Romulus Community Schools, Danielle Funderburg
Troy School District, Nancy L. Philippart
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Carol Middel, M.Ed.
Yale Public Schools, Amanda J. Zabor

Master Diamond Award
Allendale Public Schools, Sheryl Pineiro
Armada Area Schools, Cheryl Murray
Birch Run Area Schools and Saginaw ISD, Allan Pettyplace
East Detroit Public Schools, Jon S. Gruenberg
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Elizabeth Smith
Iosco RESA, Dawn M. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Jackson County ISD, David Salsbury
Kelloggsville Public Schools, Timothy J. Pomorski
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Matt Rettig
Madison School District, Martin Kyle Ehinger
Marquette Alger RESA, Virginia Paulson
Negaunee Public Schools, Virginia Paulson
New Haven Community Schools, Gina Walker
Pine River Area Schools, Roland W. Schalow
Saginaw City School District, Ruth Ann Knapp
Swartz Creek Community Schools, Brian E. Sepanak
Wyandotte Public Schools, Christopher C. Calvin

Master Platinum Award
Bendle Public Schools, Janis D. Bugbee
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Cynthia E. Von Oeyen
Bridgeport Spaulding Community Schools, Marvin L. Morris
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools and Macomb ISD, Donald R. Hubler
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Charles Kaminski
Saginaw City School District, Delena Spates-Allen

President’s Award of Recognition
Copper Country ISD and Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Nels Christopherson
Harper Creek Community Schools, Allyn Miller
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, John Schafsnitz
Northview Public Schools, Tim Detwiler
Southgate Community Schools, Sue Murray

Advocacy Skills Specialty Award
Allegan Public Schools, Mary M. Kasprzyk
Allendale Public Schools, Sheryl Pineiro
Bendle Public Schools, Bard Scott
Crawford AuSable Schools, Wendy Kucharek
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Lori Fujita
Fenton Area Public Schools, Lynn D. Hopper
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Judy Furgal
Flint Community Schools, Antoinette Lockett
Garden City Public Schools, Darlene Jablonowski
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Stan Truskoski
Mecosta Osceola ISD, Marie Wilkerson
Rochester Community Schools, Elizabeth Talbert
Romulus Community Schools, Robert W. McLachlan
Southfield Public Schools, Yolanda R. Smith
Tecumseh Public Schools, Kimberly Amstutz-Wild
Tri-County Area Schools, Jill Fennessy
Troy School District, Nancy L. Philippart
Westwood Community School District, Sandra L. Rich
Yale Public Schools, Pete Bullard

Data Specialty Award
Bendle Public Schools, Bard Scott
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Joseph R. Marckini
Center Line Public Schools, Karen A. Pietrzyk
Clio Area Schools, Robert Gaffney
Decatur Public Schools, George Fusko
Genesee ISD, Jerry G. Ragsdale, MPA
Kalkaska Public Schools, John S. Rogers
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Frank Hammond
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Stan Truskoski
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Dawn M. Johnson
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Mary Corson
Mount Clemens Community School District, David McFadden
North Branch Area Schools, Rosann Clark
Otsego Public Schools, Donna Weeldreyer
Romulus Community Schools, Robert W. McLachlan
Southgate Community Schools, Sue Murray
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Peggy Casagrande

Board Award: Honor Board
Allendale Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools
Cassopolis Public Schools
Center Line Public Schools
Clarkston Community Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Genesee ISD
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Iosco RESA
Kelloggsville Public Schools
Lake Fenton Community Schools
Lamphere Schools
Lawton Community Schools
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
New Haven Community Schools
Rochester Community Schools
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD
Southfield Public Schools
Troy School District
Van Buren ISD
Westwood Community School District

Board Award: Standard of Excellence
Allendale Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools
Center Line Public 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
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD
Southfield Public Schools
Troy School District
Van Buren ISD
Westwood Community School District
Board Award: Distinguished Achievement
Allendale Public Schools
Genesee ISD
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD
Van Buren ISD

Board Award: Master Board
Genesee ISD

Board Award: Master Diamond Board
Genesee ISD