Voting Now Open for Seats on the MASB Board of Directors

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Jan. 28, 2015

MASB is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors made up of two directors from each of the eight Regions, and one director each from Groups V, VI and VII.

Directors are elected by MASB member districts to serve up to three-year terms. Ballots for four Regions (1, 3, 5 and 7) and one Group (V) were distributed via email to superintendent secretaries last week for each district to cast its vote in this year’s elections.

According to the MASB Bylaws Article VIII, Section 8, if any nomination for the Board of Directors is unopposed, the Board of Directors shall declare the unopposed candidate elected without conducting an election for the uncontested group or region. This is the case for Regions 2 and 6, as well as Group VI.

Candidates are listed below; if your district did not receive its ballot or has any questions, please contact Cheryl Huffman at or 517.327.5915.

Region 1 (three-year term)  
Brad Baltensperger* Houghton-Portage Township Schools
Clyde “Jed” Gagnier Escanaba Area Schools
Rich Rossway Marquette Public Schools


Region 2 (three-year term)    
Mark McKulsky* Iosco RESA Unopposed


Region 3 (two-year term)  
Jill Fennessy Tri-County Area Schools
Robert B. Fong Sr., Ph.D. Hart Public Schools
Meegan Zickus Allendale Public Schools


Region 5 (three-year term)  
Janice Holz* Huron ISD
Lynn D. Hopper Fenton Area Public Schools


Region 6 (three-year term)    
Michael Rochholz* Schoolcraft Community Schools Unopposed


Region 7 (three-year term)  
Lillian Fields* Jackson County ISD
“Heidi” Elizabeth Sue Pfannes Saline Area Schools


Group V (one-year term)  
Stephen J. Hyer Clarkston Community Schools
Delena Spates-Allen Saginaw City School District


Group VI (three-year term)    
Peter Spadafore* Lansing School District Unopposed


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