Board Of Education

Regular meetings of the Redford Union Board of Education are 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 July 26, 2021.

  Board Member Information & Term      

Board Member Photos

     
 

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.  

On July 12, 2021, at the Board's Organizational Meeting, Evelyn was elected President.

(Term ends 12/31/2024)

 

 

 

   

 

 

               Vice President Pridemore
                    Evelyn Pridemore
                            President

             Contact E-Mail:
  prideme@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.  On July 13, 2020, he was elected as Vice-President.  He has lived in Redford for over 20 years with his wife and 2 daughters, both Redford Union High School graduates. 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 until the last 2 years and President of the Redford Union Blue and Gold Boosters for the past 6 years. 

In the November 2020 General Election, Jeff was elected for a 6-year term beginning January 1, 2021.  

On July 12, 2021, at the Board's Organizational Meeting, Jeff was elected Vice-President.

(Term ends 12/31/2026)
 

     

   Trustee Osowski
             Jeff Osowski
            Vice-President

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

     
 

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.

On July 12, 2021, at the Board's Organizational Meeting, Lisa was elected Secretary.

(Term ends 12/31/2022)
 

     

   Board President Gubachy
            Lisa Gubachy
               Secretary


             Contact Mail:  
gubachl@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. 

On July 12, 2021, at the Board's Organizational Meeting, Rebecca was elected Treasurer.

(Term ends 12/31/2024)


 

     

              
                       Rebecca Gray
                           Treasurer

            Contact E-Mail:
  GrayR@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 1, 2021.

(Term ends 12/31/2022)

     

                         Jim Bailey
                           Trustee 

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

     
 

HARRY J. KICK, III was appointed to the Board of Education on July 19, 2021, and he will fill the position until December 31, 2022. 

Harry previously held an appointed Board position from February 4, 2019, through December 31, 2020.  During his time on the Board, he was elected Board Secretary and elected Board Treasurer. 

Harry and his wife Linda have lived in Redford Union District for more than 38 years.  Honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1980 he has a successful career as a Controls Engineer, Project Engineer, and Project Manager.  His children and grandchildren have all received their Primary Education from the Redford Union School District.  As an RU parent, he has served the children of our district in the MacGowan Parent Club - Member and Treasurer, Stuckey Parent Club - Member and Treasurer, Hilbert Middle School - Member, and the Redford Union High School Blue and Gold Boosters - Member and Treasurer.  He has also served the Redford Union Schools Board of Education by volunteering for a variety of Citizen Committees and studies.

 (Appointed Position ends 12/31/2022)
 

     

Picture of Board Trustee Harry J. Kick, III                      Harry J. Kick, III
                            Trustee

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

     
 

SHERRI MCKEE (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 McKee (Caloia)
                Trustee

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

     

2021-2022 REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE:

PDF Document2021-2022 Official Regular School Board Meeting Schedule

 

 

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