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Pete Bullard

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President
Mr. Pete Bullard

 

 

Name: Peter M. Bullard
Position: Board President
Term: Term Expires December 31, 2020
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Pete Bullard has served on the Yale Board of Education since 2011.  Mr. Bullard has served the Yale Board of Education in varying capacities since taking office in 2011, namely Board Secretary, as well as, Board Vice President. Currently, Mr. Bullard has been elected to serve the Office of President of the Yale Board of Education. Mr. Bullard is a certified Board Member through the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and has earned the distinctions of Award of Merit, Award of Distinction, Advocacy Skills Specialty and Master Board Member Award through MASB during his tenure.

Pete and his wife, Jennifer reside in Greenwood Township and have three boys, Alexander, Brayden and Easton. Pete has lived in the Yale area for most of his life and is a graduate of Yale High School (Class of 1993). Pete is very active in coaching little League baseball and basketball.

Mr. Bullard is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in Elementary Education. He currently is employed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA.

Amanda Zabor

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Vice President
Mrs. Amanda Zabor

Name: Amanda Zabor
Position: Board Vice President
Term: Term Expires December 31, 2018
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Amanda Zabor has served on the Yale Board of Education since 2008. She currently serves in the capacity of Vice-President after proudly serving as Board President for almost four years (January 2014 - July 2017). She has also previously served as Board Secretary. During her tenure as Board President, Amanda streamlined the board agenda and meeting process, restructured board committees, strengthened the board self-evaluation process, and assisted with creating official board operating procedures.
 
Amanda is a Certified Board Member and has earned numerous distinctions from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). These include the Award of Merit, the Award of Distinction, the Master Board Member Award, as well as the Master Diamond Award. In addition, Amanda was chosen as the winner of the Michigan Association of School Boards 2014 Statewide Video Contest, answering the question "Why I'm A School Board Member."

Amanda resides in Greenwood Township with her husband, Conrad. They are the proud parents of two sons, both of whom graduated with honors from Yale Public Schools.

Amanda is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Journalism. She currently works as a contract coordinator for a Regional Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan.

Ron Charney

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Treasurer
Mr. Ronald Charney

Name:  Ron Charney
Position:  Board  Treasurer
Term: Term Expires December 31, 2018
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Ron Charney was elected to the Yale Board of Education in 2006 and has provided stability and continuity for the Board. Ron has served as Treasurer to the Board for several years.

Ron and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Avoca and have raised three children, two of whom have graduated from Yale High School and were able to extend their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Their youngest is currently in high school. The Charney family have been life-long residents of the Yale area and Ron is a proud graduate of Yale High School (Class of ’84) Mr. Charney has been very active in the community as a coach for softball and basketball. Additionally, he is a long-standing and proud member of the St. Clair County Farm Museum.

Ron attended Ferris State University and is currently a Senior  Asset Manager with Extended Stay of America Hotels. His vocational background and experience has served the district well.

Veronica Monaco

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Secretary
Mrs. Veronica Monaco

Name:  Veronica Monaco
Position:  Board Secretary
Term:    Term Expires December 31, 2020
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Veronica Monaco joined the Yale Board of Education when she was elected by the voters in 2012. She currently serves the seven-member Board as Secretary and has been very involved in the Michigan Association of School Boards Organization where she has earned the distinctions of Award of Merit, Award of Distinction and Master Board Member in her efforts of growth and development as a Board member.

Veronica and her husband, Randall, reside in Emmett Township with their son, Gage who currently attends Yale High School., Veronica has been very active in the community where she has served as PTO President and has played a significant role as an active member of the Yale Bologna Festival planning committee.

Veronica prides herself as a stay-at-home mom and strongly believes in the core family values that make our community so unique.

Greg Hoppe

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Trustee
Mr. Greg Hoppe

Name: Greg Hoppe
Position: Board Trustee
Term: Term Expires December 31, 2020
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Greg Hoppe is the newest elected Board member of Yale Public Schools. His term began January 1, 2017 and he has been off to a fast start where
he has quickly earned his Certificate of Completion for the New Board Member Orientation. Greg serves the Board as a Trustee. Greg resides in Greenwood Township with his wife, Heather and their four children, William, Patrick, Kalien and Jack, one who has graduated from Yale High School as a scholar-athlete, while the others continue their educational experience within Yale Public Schools. Greg has been very involved in coaching little league baseball and football. Additionally,Greg and his family are very active in their church, Sacred Heart. Mr. Hoppe is accustomed to serving his community as he has been employed by the City of Mt. Clemens Fire Department for over 22 years as a firefighter. His current status within the department is the title of Captain.

Kevin Sokacz

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Trustee
Mr. Kevin Sokacz

Name:  Kevin Sokacz
Position:  Board Trustee
Term:  Term Expires December 31, 2020
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Kevin Sokacz completed his first 4-year term in 2016 where he was given voter approval for his second term. He currently performs the duties of Board Trustee on the Yale Public Schools Board of Education and has also served as Secretary to the Board in previous years. Kevin resides in the City of Yale with his wife, Mary, and their three children all who graduated from Yale Public Schools with honors. Kevin has volunteered as a little league coach and he and his family are active members of Sacred Heart Church. Kevin is gainfully employed in the building and construction field and brings this background to benefit the district.

Dena French

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Trustee
Mrs. Dena French

Name:  Dena French
Position:  Board Trustee
Term:  Term Expires December 31, 2018
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Mrs. French was elected in 2005 and currently is the most senior member of the Yale Board of Education. She has brought outstanding insight, perspective and background as a result of her years of experience as an elected official and one who is familiar in serving the community. Dena has served the Board in the capacity as an officer (Board Secretary) for numerous years and currently represents the Yale Board of Education as a Trustee.

Dena resides in Greenwood Township with her husband, John, and their five children, two of whom have graduated from Yale Public Schools with honors, while the other three are currently continuing their educational experience within the district. Her family are all very active members of Trinity Missionary Church.

Mrs. French is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and is a counselor at Port Huron Northern High School. Her background in the educational field provides for insight and perspective in her role as a Board member

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