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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.

2014 Recipients

Certified Board Member Award

Armada Area Schools, Judy Tobey
Atherton Community Schools, Lee Clifford
Bellevue Community Schools, Cyndee R. Jones
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Ingrid Day
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Paul Kolin
Brandon School District, Kevin McClellan
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Laura M. Garrison
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Patricia Eary
Clarkston Community Schools, Kelli Horst
Clawson Public Schools, Jessica Back, Ph.D.
Clinton Community Schools, Kevin Ward
Dexter Community Schools, Barbara Read
Escanaba Area Schools, Clyde Gagnier
Ferndale Public Schools, Jim O'Donnell
Fitzgerald Public Schools, Terry Wisniewski
Garden City Public Schools, Sarah Roffi
Hale Area Schools, John Brindley
Hamilton Community Schools, Melissa VanDerHulst
Harbor Beach Community Schools, Gail Roggenbuck
Harper Woods School District, Regina Williams
Hart Public Schools, Robert B. Fong Sr., Ph.D.
Huron Valley Schools, Beth Lewis
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Jon DeWys
Lamphere Schools, William Mier
Lansing School District, Peter Spadafore
Livonia Public Schools, Tammy Bonifield
Midland Public Schools, Lynn M. Baker
Midland Public Schools, Pam Singer
Mona Shores Public Schools, Stan Miller
Napoleon Community Schools, Traci Johnson
Onekama Consolidated Schools, Sally Koon
Ovid Elsie Area Schools, Amy Palus
Oxford Community Schools, Kimberly Shumaker
Port Huron School District, Ronda J. Ryan
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools, Joseph Cochran
Tecumseh Public Schools, Roger Hart
Tecumseh Public Schools, Greg Johnson
Tecumseh Public Schools, Steven Linn
Ubly Community Schools, Kelly J. Osentoski
Van Buren ISD, Mary Ann Middaugh
Warren Consolidated Schools, Susan G. Trombley
Warren Woods Public Schools, Michael Schulte
Waverly Community Schools, Joe Chahine
Westwood Heights Schools, DeWayn Allen
Ypsilanti Community Schools, Maria Sheler-Edwards

Award of Merit

Albion Public Schools, Michael Bearman
Allegan Public Schools, Mary M. Kasprzyk
Armada Area Schools, Judy Tobey
Atherton Community Schools, Lee Clifford
Bellevue Community Schools, Cyndee R. Jones
Bentley Community Schools, Sofia Boulton
Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, Ingrid Day
Boyne Falls Public Schools, William Cousineau
Clarkston Community Schools, Kelli Horst
Escanaba Area Schools, Clyde Gagnier
Ferndale Public Schools, Jim O'Donnell
Flushing Community Schools, Janice R. Winkiel
Garden City Public Schools, Sarah Roffi
Hart Public Schools, Robert B. Fong Sr., Ph.D.
Huron Valley Schools, Jeffrey Long
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Jon DeWys
Lamphere Schools, William Mier
Lansing School District, Peter Spadafore
Livonia Public Schools, Tammy Bonifield
Livonia Public Schools, Randy Roulier
Midland Public Schools, Lynn M. Baker
Mona Shores Public Schools, Stan Miller
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Amie Lovelady
Napoleon Community Schools, Traci Johnson
New Haven Community Schools, Eric Weaver
Okemos Public Schools, Tonya Rodriguez
Onekama Consolidated Schools, Sally Koon
Otsego Public Schools, Scott C. Sleeman
Oxford Community Schools, Kimberly Shumaker
Port Huron School District, Ronda J. Ryan
Portage Public Schools, Randy Van Antwerp
Rochester Community Schools, Michael A. Zabat
Saline Area Schools, David Holden
Southgate Community Schools, Rebecca Reed-Hall
Ubly Community Schools, Kelly J. Osentoski
Van Buren ISD, Mary Ann Middaugh
Warren Consolidated Schools, Susan G. Trombley
Warren Woods Public Schools, Michael Schulte
Westwood Heights Schools, DeWayn Allen
Ypsilanti Community Schools, Maria Sheler-Edwards

Award of Distinction

Battle Creek Public Schools, Art McClenney
Battle Creek Public Schools, Todd Stagner, O.D.
Bendle Public Schools, Dale Dunsmore
Bendle Public Schools, Deborah S. Dunsmore
Bentley Community Schools, Penny Kentish McWilliams, Ed.S.
Berkley School District, Sheryl Stoddard
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Joy Crane
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Ann Saunders
Crawford AuSable Schools, Wendy Kucharek
Dearborn Public Schools, Roxanne McDonald
Gladwin Community Schools, Sally Hightower
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Jay Hoffman
Harrison Community Schools, Therese Haley
Hartford Public Schools, Ben Chambers
Kalkaska Public Schools, John S. Rogers
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Curt Orsinger
Kent ISD, Claudia Bajema
Lake Fenton Community Schools, Christopher Fletcher
Lake Orion Community Schools, Birgit McQuiston
Lawton Community Schools, Stephen E. Carroll
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Gordon Gilbert
Marquette Public Schools, Rich Rossway
Oxford Community Schools, Carol Mitchell
Port Huron School District, Ronda J. Ryan
Rochester Community Schools, Elizabeth Talbert
Roseville Community Schools, Matthew McCartney
Roseville Community Schools, Kevin A. Switanowski
Southfield Public Schools, Nathaniel Lewis
St Charles Community Schools, Laurasue Holcomb
Van Dyke Public Schools, Jim Brinkey
Warren Woods Public Schools, Michael Schulte
Western School District, Blaine Goodrich
Westwood Community School District, Sarah Ward
Westwood Heights Schools, Dana Adkisson
Wyandotte Public Schools, Stephanie Miello
Yale Public Schools, Pete M. Bullard
Yale Public Schools, Veronica Monaco

Master Board Member Award

Atherton Community Schools, Sandra Talbot
Bendle Public Schools, Dale Dunsmore
Berkley School District, Paul Ellison
Center Line Public Schools, Dee Lindeman
Center Line Public Schools, Karen A. Pietrzyk
Chippewa Hills School District, Douglas L. Bitler
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Lori Fujita
Fenton Area Public Schools, Lynn D. Hopper
Garden City Public Schools, Darlene Jablonowski
Gwinn Area Community Schools, Gloria Bigelow
Northview Public Schools, John K. Belaski
Oak Park School District, Terrence R. West Sr.
Pine River Area Schools, Tom Shook
Plainwell Community Schools, Amy Blades
Southfield Public Schools, Michael Poole
Southfield Public Schools, Yolanda R. Smith
Southfield Public Schools, Rance D. Williams
Southgate Community Schools, Paul C. Knott
Springport Public Schools, Julie Baglien
Tri County Area Schools, Jill Fennessy
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Thomas R. Buckalew

Master Diamond Award

Allendale Public Schools, Christopher Breen
Belding Area Schools and Ionia County ISD, Tom Humphreys
Clinton Community Schools, Dale Wingerd
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Matt Rettig
Romulus Community Schools, Theresa Beard
Saginaw ISD, Joseph W. Powe
Saginaw ISD, Leola Wilson
Troy School District, Nancy L. Philippart, Ph.D.
Wayne Westland Community Schools, Carol Middel, M.Ed.
Westwood Heights Schools, Lester Fykes
Wyandotte Public Schools, Michael Swiecki
Ypsilanti Community Schools, David R. Bates

Master Platinum Award

Allegan AESA, Larry E. Collier
Armada Area Schools, Susan Nieman
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools, Patrice Hatcher
Cedar Springs Public Schools, Joseph R. Marckini
Genesee ISD, Paul D. Newman
Grand Blanc Community Schools, Martin James Ray
Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Matt Rettig
Pontiac School District, Caroll Turpin
Saginaw City School District, Ruth Ann Knapp
Saginaw Township Community Schools, Lisa B. Hall
Troy School District, Gary Hauff

President’s Award of Recognition

Clarkston Community Schools, Stephen Hyer
Ecorse Public Schools and Wayne RESA, Lynda Jackson
Elk Rapids Public Schools, Sherry L. Steffen
Genesee ISD and Flushing Community Schools, Cindy A. Gansen
Genesee ISD, Paul D. Newman
Lincoln Park Public Schools, Dawn M. Johnson
Macomb ISD and Roseville Community Schools, Theresa J. Genest
Southgate Community Schools, Darlene Pomponio, Ph.D.

Advocacy Skills Specialty Award

Copper Country ISD, Karen Johnson
Swartz Creek Community Schools, Brian E. Sepanak

Data Specialty Award

Atherton Community Schools, Sandra Talbot
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7, Lori Fujita
Iosco RESA, Dawn M. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Mecosta Osceola ISD, Marie Wilkerson
Port Huron School District, Ronda J. Ryan
Saginaw City School District, Ruth Ann Knapp
Westwood Heights Schools, Brenda Battle-Jordan

Board Award: Honor Board

Allendale Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Cassopolis Public Schools
Center Line Public Schools
Clarkston Community Schools
Fenton Community Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Genesee ISD
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Iosco RESA
Lamphere Schools
Lawton Community Schools
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
New Haven Community Schools
Northview Public Schools
Rochester Public Schools
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD
Southfield Public Schools
Troy School District
Westwood Community School District

Board Award: Standard of Excellence

Allendale Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Berkley School District
Berrien RESA
Center Line Public Schools
Fenton Community Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Genesee ISD
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Iosco RESA
Lamphere Schools
Lawton Community Schools
Lincoln Park Public Schools
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD
Southfield Public Schools
Troy School District
Westwood Community School District

Board Award: Distinguished Achievement

Allendale Public Schools
Genesee ISD
Saginaw City School District
Saginaw ISD

Board Award: Master Board

Genesee ISD

Board Award: Master Diamond Board

Genesee ISD