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Board of Education

President
 
Ursula Wester
Term: 2023 to 2026
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Ursula Wester is serving her second term on the Board. She has a B.A. from Cornerstone University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ursula works as a secretary at Tyler Elementary School and has worked in education in Romulus for many years. She and her husband have proudly raised their children in Romulus schools.
Vice President
Paris McCarthy
Term: 2023 to 2026
 
 
Secretary
Debi Pyles
Term: 2017 to 2024
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Debi Pyles is serving her first term on the Board as trustee. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from Wayne State University. She has received the MASB Certified Board Member Award and the Merit Award. Debi also received a certificate as a Michigan ACE Community Champion Presenter. She is married and the proud mother of six.
 
 
 
Treasurer
 
 
 
Darcel Davis
Term: 2023 to 2026
Darcel C. Davis was elected to the Board of Education in 2022. Darcel is a student and saxophonist in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University studying Instrumental Music Education. Prior to this, Darcel was Valedictorian for Romulus High School’s Class of 2021, drum major for the Romulus High School Marching Band in 2019 & alumni drum major in 2021, DRDFS Next Level Scholars member, and a participant & staff member in the American Guild of Music. During his free time, he volunteers with the Romulus band program, serves as a Trustee for the Romulus Band Boosters and, over the summer, works as a marching band instructor for various high schools throughout Metro Detroit. He is an advocate for arts education and Career & Technical Education. His educational philosophy is that learning is a lifelong process that happens both in and out of classrooms.
 
 
Trustee
 
Judy Kennard
Term: 2018 to 2024
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Appointed to the Board of Education in November 2018 and is serving out a 4-year term.  A Romulus Graduate that has completed doctorial Ph.D. coursework and has earned an MBA from Capella University, a Masters of Science in Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degrees from Central Michigan University.  Judy completed and received the MASB Level 1 – Master Board Member Award--2020.  Ms. Kennard currently serves on the board policy subcommittee and previously served as President of the board in 2019.  She is “Committed to ensuring a quality education for all students, an advocate of “Safe and High Performing Schools | Parent Enrichment Initiatives | Pathways to Skill Trade Jobs | Increasing S.T.E.M. Program.”
 
 
Trustee
Porsche Laster
Term: 2023 to 2026
 
Trustee
Susan Evitts
Term: 2021 to 2024
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