For the women and men who serve on boards of education, it’s a tough assignment that bears a solemn responsibility. As with most jobs in education, 2020 was significantly more difficult. January is School Board Recognition Month, and local school districts are making sure board members past and present know they’re appreciated.
The Clare-Gladwin Regional Services District and school officials in Harrison, Farwell, Beaverton, Clare and Gladwin are joining nearly 600 local and intermediate school districts across the state in praising the enduring volunteer efforts of their board members this month.
The Michigan Association of School Boards reports there are more than 4,000 such community leaders serving across the state. Counted among those are 40 local residents serving the CGRESD and five local districts. Members of the CGRESD board include Barbara Richards, president; Sue Murawski, vice president; Lou Adams, secretary; Sarah Kile, treasurer; and Jason Pahl, trustee.
Board members for 2021 in Harrison are Betsy Ulicki, Dan Pechacek, Chad Hathcock, Therese Haley, Courtney McCrimmon, Kendra Durga and James Neff. Members who wrapped up their time on the board in 2020 include Angie Cullen, Roger Peterson and George Gallo.
Farwell’s 2021 members include Joe Maxey, Kellee Robinson, Angelina Smith, Nathan Yarhouse, Shari Buccilli, John Gross and Jade Campbell. The exiting member from last year is Bill Geyer.
In Beaverton, 2021 board members are Adam Zdrojewski, Daren Burns, Tammy Grove, ShaVonne Brubaker, Mark Hayes and Mike Dodman. Members who concluded their time last year are Garry Clark and Bob Frei.
Clare’s 2021 board features Susan Atwood, Ben Browning, Loren Cole, Ed Hubel, John Miller, Matt Rodenbo and Samantha Sharp. Members whose time concluded in 2020 include Steve Stark, Sue Murawski, Barb Tyler and Jason MacDonald.
Finally, Gladwin’s board is comprised of Greg Alward, Karri Hulme, Keri Kirkton, Brad Withrow, Chris Pellerito, Kelly Gower and Linda Winarski. Carol Darlington exited the board in 2020.
Learn more about all the districts, their boards and their programs by visiting www.cgresd.net or by contacting the CGRESD at 989-386-3851.