Board Of Education

Regular meetings of the Redford Union Board of Education are now held at 6:30 p.m. on the Second Monday of each month at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 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 the 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.

Redford Union Schools - Board of Education Members as of February 23, 2021.

  Board Member Information & Term      

Board Member Photos

     
 

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)

 

     

Board President Gubachy
          Lisa Gubachy
              President


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

     
 

JEFF OSOWSKI was appointed to the Board on November 7, 2018, to fill a vacant seat. He was elected as Board Treasurer on January 14, 2019, and on July 13, 2020, he was elected as Vice-President. In the November 2020 General Election, Jeff was elected for a 6-year term beginning January 1, 2021.   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 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. 

(Term ends 12/31/2026)
 

     

Trustee Osowski
           Jeff Osowski
          Vice-President

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

     
 

Jennifer Robinson was appointed to the Board of Education on February 25, 2019, to fill a vacant seat.  Jennifer was elected as Board Secretary on July 13, 2020.  In the November 2020 General Election, Jennifer was elected to the Board to serve a 6-year term beginning January 1, 2021.  She has lived in Redford for 7 years with her husband, 2 daughters, and 4 sons, 5 of whom currently attend Redford Union Schools.  Jennifer has been active in the Redford Community and the School District, serving as Vice-President of the Beech Elementary Parent Club for the past 3 years and President of the Hilbert Parent Club this past year.  She enjoys being a full-time Human Services student at Purdue Global University and being home with her children.

(Term ends 12/31/2026)
 

     

     
            Jennifer Robinson
                   Secretary

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

     
 

EVELYN PRIDEMORE was elected to the Board of Education in 2013. Evelyn served as Vice-President from July 9, 2018, to July 12, 2020.  On January 11, 2021, she was elected Treasurer.  She also previously served as Treasurer from January 2015 to July 2018.

(Term ends 12/31/2024)

 

 

 

 

     

Vice President Pridemore
        Evelyn Pridemore
             Treasurer

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

 

     
 

JIM BAILEY was elected to the Board of Education in the November 2020 General Election for a 2-year term beginning January 2021.

(Term ends 12/31/2022)

     

 

                       Jim Bailey
                         Trustee 

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

 

     
 

SHERRI CALOIA was elected to the Board of Education in 2005. Sherri has previously served as Board Treasurer, and on February 11, 2019, she was appointed Board Secretary. 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. She 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. 

 (Term ends 12/31/2022)
 

     


       Sherri Caloia
            Trustee

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

     
 

REBECCA GRAY was elected to the Board of Education in the November 2018 General Election for a 6-year term beginning January 1, 2019.  Mrs. Gray moved to Redford in 2016 with her husband and now has a one-year-old future Panther.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in Human Development and Social Relations.  Mrs. Gray has experience with youth, leadership development, and community engagement. 

(Term ends 12/31/2024)

 

 

     


          Rebecca Gray
               Trustee

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

     

PLEASE NOTE:
As of July 8, 2019, the start time/call to order time of the District’s Regular School Board Meetings have changed from 7:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  The time was changed to better accommodate the needs and schedules of everyone whose presence is required at the meetings, staff members, students, families, and our community members.

PDF Document2020-2021 Official Regular Meeting Schedule

 

 

Lisa Gubachy
Board of Education
Board President
Jeff Osowski
Board of Education
Board Vice-President
Jennifer Robinson
Board of Education
Board Secretary
Evelyn Pridemore
Board of Education
Board Treasurer
Jim Bailey
Board of Education
Board Trustee
Sherri Caloia
Board of Education
Board Trustee
Rebecca Gray
Board of Education
Board Trustee