2020 – 2021┬áMRA Board of Directors

Jill Erfourth : President-Elect, 2020-21

Jill Erfourth

President-Elect, 2020-21

Utica Public Schools

Colby Sharp : President, 2020-21

Colby Sharp

President, 2020-21

Parma Western

Mellissa Wilson : Secretary, 2020-21

Mellissa Wilson

Secretary, 2020-21

Wayne RESA

Sean Kottke : Treasurer, 2020-21

Sean Kottke

Treasurer, 2020-21

Michigan Department of Education

Theresa Hasenauer : Immediate Past President, 2020-21

Theresa Hasenauer

Immediate Past President, 2020-21

Macomb ISD

James Bailey : Member-At-Large, 2020-21

James Bailey

Member-At-Large, 2020-21

Saginaw Township Community Schools

Adrienne Joy Hill : Member-At-Large, 2020-21

Adrienne Joy Hill

Member-At-Large, 2020-21

Westwood Community School District


Board of Directors – Regional Representatives

Christopher Thoms : Region 1 Representative

Christopher Thoms

Region 1 Representative

Marquette Area Public Schools

Cathy Wirth : Region 2 Representative

Cathy Wirth

Region 2 Representative

Mecosta-Osceola ISD

Kathy Vogel : Region 3 Representative

Kathy Vogel

Region 3 Representative

Rockford Public Schools

Cortney Brendel : Region 4 Representative

Cortney Brendel

Region 4 Representative

Lapeer Community Schools

Christina Martin : Region 5 Representative

Christina Martin

Region 5 Representative

Berrien RESA

Suzanne Gibbs : Region 6 Representative

Suzanne Gibbs

Region 6 Representative

Western School District

Susan Meadows : Region 7 Representative

Susan Meadows

Region 7 Representative

Utica Public Schools

Kristy Hobson : Region 8 Representative

Kristy Hobson

Region 8 Representative

Detroit Public School Community District

Jennifer Davidson : Region 9 Representative

Jennifer Davidson

Region 9 Representative

CLK Schools

Andy Schoenborn : Region 10 Representative

Andy Schoenborn

Region 10 Representative

Mount Pleasant High School


Board Appointments

Sean Kottke : MDE Representative/Literacy Leader Development

Sean Kottke

MDE Representative/Literacy Leader Development

Michigan Department of Education

Meghan Block : Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Meghan Block

Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Central Michigan University

Carlin Borsheim-Black : Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Carlin Borsheim-Black

Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Central Michigan University

Lynette Suckow : News and Views Editor

Lynette Suckow

News and Views Editor

Peter White Public Library

Sue Ann Sharma : Parliamentarian

Sue Ann Sharma

Parliamentarian

Madonna University


Standing Committee Chairs

Kristy Hobson : Diversity and Social Justice

Kristy Hobson

Diversity and Social Justice

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Marcia Klemp : Awards/Gwen Frostic Chair

Marcia Klemp

Awards/Gwen Frostic Chair

Grand Haven Schools, Retired

Grace Velchansky : Ethics & Evaluations Chair

Grace Velchansky

Ethics & Evaluations Chair

Macomb ISD

Sean Kottke : Finance Chair

Sean Kottke

Finance Chair

Michigan Department of Education

Theresa Hasenauer : Governance Chair

Theresa Hasenauer

Governance Chair

Macomb ISD

Mary Cooper : Grants Chair

Mary Cooper

Grants Chair

Andrea Covert : Student Involvement Co-Chair

Andrea Covert

Student Involvement Co-Chair

N.I.C.E. Community Schools

Katie Ferguson : Student Involvement Co-Chair

Katie Ferguson

Student Involvement Co-Chair

NICE Community Schools

Chelsea Hemenway : Membership Chair

Chelsea Hemenway

Membership Chair

Greenville Public Schools

Sandy White : Assessment & Data

Sandy White

Assessment & Data

Jackson County ISD

Sherry Sparks : Legislative Chair

Sherry Sparks

Legislative Chair

Educational Consultant

Troy Hicks : Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Troy Hicks

Michigan Reading Journal Co-Editor

Central Michigan University

James Bailey : Administrative Leadership

James Bailey

Administrative Leadership

Saginaw Township Community Schools


Ad Hoc Committee Chairs

Katie Ferguson : Early Childhood & Family Literacy

Katie Ferguson

Early Childhood & Family Literacy

NICE Community School District

Sue Ann Sharma : Mentoring & Board Development

Sue Ann Sharma

Mentoring & Board Development

Oakland University

Debbie Gonzales : SCBWI/Author Liason

Debbie Gonzales

SCBWI/Author Liason

Author/Educational Consultant

Leah van Belle : ILA Award of Excellence Chair

Leah van Belle

ILA Award of Excellence Chair

Brilliant Detroit

Amy Romanowski : Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Amy Romanowski

Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Harrison Public Schools

Heather Jensen : Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Heather Jensen

Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Harrison Public Schools

Lorie Nierman : Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Lorie Nierman

Great Lakes/Great Books Co-Chair

Delton Kellogg Schools

Ruth McNally Barshaw : Innovations Co-Chair

Ruth McNally Barshaw

Innovations Co-Chair

SCBWI

Charlie Barshaw : Innovations Co-Chair

Charlie Barshaw

Innovations Co-Chair

SCBWI

Patricia Edwards : University Representation

Patricia Edwards

University Representation

Michigan State University


Conference Planning Team

Sarah Melton : Conference Commission

Sarah Melton

Conference Commission

Educational Consultant

Linda Schneider-Rediske : Conference Commission

Linda Schneider-Rediske

Conference Commission

Utica Public Schools

Kathy Operhall : Conference Commission

Kathy Operhall

Conference Commission

Lisa Rivard : Conference Planning Commission

Lisa Rivard

Conference Planning Commission

Macomb ISD


MRA Staff

Charissa Kipkoech : Executive Assistant

Charissa Kipkoech

Executive Assistant

ckipkoech@michiganreading.org