Board Of Education

Regular meetings of the Redford Union Board of Education are held at 7:30 p.m. on the Second Monday of each month at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, which is located at 17715 Brady Street, Redford MI 48240 (phone 313-242-6000).

The Board of Education is composed of seven local citizens serving terms up to six years. Elections for seats on the Board of Education are held in November on even years. The board has complete control over local school matters within the framework set by Michigan Legislature and the State Board of Education. The board determines general policies for the care, management and control of the district's public schools.

The board election is held on the first Tuesday in November. Any registered voter who resides in the district may run for election to the school board.

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Redford Union Schools - Board of Education Members as of July 9, 2018...

LISA GUBACHY was elected to the Board of Education in 2005 and was elected President by the Board on July 9, 2018.  She previously served as Vice-President from January 2015 to July 2018. Lisa and her husband John have two daughters and have lived in Redford since 1991. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in economics, concentrated in public affairs management. Lisa has her Masters of Science in finance from Walsh College. Lisa currently works for General Motors as a financial analyst in Detroit.

(Term ends 12/31/2022)

 


          Lisa Gubachy
              President


Contact E-Mail: gubachl@redfordu.k12.mi.us
 

EVELYN PRIDEMORE was elected to the Board of Education in 2013 and was elected Vice-President by the Board on July 9, 2018. She previously served as Treasurer from January 2015 to July 2018, and as a Trustee from April 19, 2012, until December 31, 2012.

(Term ends 12/31/2018)

 

 

 

                  Evelyn Pridemore  
               Vice-President

           Contact E-Mail:
           prideme@redfordu.k12.mi.us
 

JENNIFER V. KURLAND was elected to the Board of Education in 2013 and was elected Treasurer by the Board on July 9, 2018. She previously served as President from January 2015 to July 2018. She adopted Redford as home in December of 2005 along with her dog and two cats. Jennifer is very active around the Township. She just finished her term as President of the Redford Jaycees, having previously served as Membership & Individual Development Vice President. She is a member of the Township Festival Committee, is Captain of her Neighborhood Watch and serves as a Precinct Chairperson for Elections. She works as a Branch Manager at a local financial institution and has been a Notary Public of Wayne County since 2006. In her spare time, Jennifer sings in a band, is an avid reader and loves to travel.

(Term ends 12/31/2018)
 


    Jennifer V. Kurland
             Treasurer

Contact E-Mail:
kurlanj@redfordu.k12.mi.us

SHERRI CALOIA was elected to the Board of Education in 2005. Sherri has been a Redford resident for 41 years. As an alumnus of Redford Union schools, Sherri chose to raise her 3 children within the Redford Union school system. Her children are third generation alumni. Sherri is a lead cashier at Meijer where she has been employed for 25 years.  Sherri enjoys staying current with district happenings, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Sherri has held the office of Treasurer.

 (Term ends 12/31/2022)

 

 

 
           Sherri Caloia
                Trustee


Contact E-Mail:
caloias@redfordu.k12.mi.us

CHRISTINE DOBY was appointed to the Board of Education on July 27, 2015 to fill a Board vacancy. She grew up in Redford and is a graduate of RUHS, having attended  MacGowan and Pearson. Cris earned her BA in business administration and political science from University of Detroit-Mercy and a MA in theology from Loyola University in New Orleans. She has worked as a private consultant in the US, Latin America, east Africa, and eastern Europe and is currently employed by a private foundation in Michigan. She has a passion for excellence in education and a great love of teachers, particularly those who guide children into "becoming who they were created to be" a phrase she learned from her favorite teacher/philosopher/poet, Mr. John O'Donohue.

(Christine Doby's appointment ended after the November 2016 School Board Election. This Board Seat Term ends 12/31/2020)
 

  
        Christine Doby
              Trustee


Contact E-Mail:
dobyc@redfordu.k12.mi.us 

PATRICIA J. ISABELL was re-elected to the Board of Education, with her new term beginning January of 2015. She previously served as Secretary from January 2015 to July 2018. Patricia is a 1970 graduate of Kennedy High School in Taylor. Patricia has received an award of merit and is certified through the Michigan Association of School Boards with 105 total credits in Board procedure. Patricia has a son with special needs, has worked with many special education issues, and is a parent's advocate. Patricia enjoys spending time with her husband Phil and three children.

(Term ends 12/31/2020)

 


       Patricia J. Isabell
                Trustee

           Contact E-Mail:
           isabelp@redfordu.k12.mi.us

JEFF OSOWSKI was appointed to the Board on November 7, 2018.  He has lived in Redford for over 20 years with his wife and 2 daughters, both graduates of Redford Union High School. He has been active in the Redford Community and in the School District serving as President of the Bulman Elementary Parent Club from many years ago up until the last 2 years and President of the Redford Union Blue and Gold Boosters for the past 6 years.

(Jeff Osowski's appointment ends after the November 2020 School Board Election. This Board Seat Term ends 12/31/2020)

 

 
            Jeff Osowski
                 Trustee

           Contact E-Mail:
           osowskij@redfordu.k12.mi.us

 

 

Lisa Gubachy
Board of Education
Board President
Evelyn Pridemore
Board of Education
Board Vice-President
Jennifer Kurland
Board of Education
Board Treasurer
Sherri Caloia
Board of Education
Board Trustee
Christine Doby
Board of Education
Board Trustee
Patricia Isabell
Board of Education
Board Trustee
Jeff Osowski
Board of Education
Board Trustee