New Additions to the MASB Board of Directors Announced

Cheryl Huffman

By Cheryl Huffman, MASB Board Liaison

DashBoard, March 18, 2015

The following members were recently appointed or elected to the MASB Board of Directors:

Annie Carter – Group VII

Jack Martin, emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools, appointed Carter as the Group VII representative effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Carter has over 30 years’ experience with DPS, including volunteering for many years and working for the district as an Assistant Attendance Agent, Student Records and Transcripts, Senior Activity and Parents’ Involvement. She is currently serving on the Coordinate School Health Committee, Detroit Schools-Higher Education Consortium, U.S. Army Grass Root Advisory Board, West Point Leadership Committee and Military Moms United.

Carter was elected to the Detroit Public Schools Board to represent District 3 in 2005, and has served as President and Vice President. She has attained MASB’s Master Board Member Award Certification.

The MASB Board of Directors’ and staff would like to thank Jonathan C. Kinloch (Detroit Public Schools) for his service on the Board and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Jill FennesseyJill Fennessy – Region 3

Fennessy was elected for a two-year term to represent Region 4 beginning in March 2015.

Fennessy was elected to the Tri County Area Schools Board of Education in 2009, and is currently president of TCAS’ board. She has served on the MASB Government Relations Committee since October 2013, and has attained MASB’s Master Board Member Award Certification.

“Education is facing so many challenges these days, and my focus has been on advocacy at the legislative level,” she shared. “I believe the voice of our boards and communities can make a difference. I will continue to support efforts to curtail unfunded mandates, funding disparities and work to protect the School Aid Fund from further reductions.”

Stephen HyerStephen J. Hyer – Group V

Hyer was elected for a one-year term to represent Group V beginning in March 2015.

Hyer was elected to the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education in in 2001, and is currently president of CCS’ board. He has served on the Oakland County School Boards Association Board and as their legislative chair. Hyer has attained MASB’s Master Platinum Award Certification.

“Education is a passion of mine, which is why I decided to run and was ultimately elected to the school board when I was 22 years old,” Hyer shared.

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