President

Edward Martell

Edward Martell

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Edward Martell is serving his first term on the Board and serves as vice president. He has a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the university. Edward is a criminal law paralegal with Perkins Law Group. He previously served as a policy director in the Michigan House of Representatives. Edward is the first Latino American to serve on the Board. He can be reached at

Vice President

Debi Pyles

Debi Pyles

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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. Debi can be reached at dspyles@romulusk12.org.

Secretary

Ursula Wester

Ursula Wester

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Ursula Wester is serving her first term on the Board and serves as treasurer. 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. Ursula can be reached at ulwester@romulusk12.org.

Treasurer

Denisa Terrell

Denisa Terrell

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Denisa is serving in her first term on the Board and serves as secretary. She has obtained an M.B.A and B.A. from Spring Arbor University. She has also completed coursework towards her doctorate in business from Walden University and is currently completing her dissertation. Denisa has served as a trustee and chairperson for UAW Local 2500. She has three children whom are proud graduates of Romulus Community Schools. Denisa can be reached at daterrell@romulusk12.org.

Trustee

Theresa Beard

Thersa Beard

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Theresa Beard was appointed to the Board of Education in November 2009 and is currently serving her third 4 year term. Mrs. Beard is a lifelong Romulus resident and a Romulus High graduate. Theresa is married with two sons. Mrs. Beard was the recipient of the 2009 Michigan Council of Exceptional Children Exceptional Parent of the Year Award. Mrs. Beard was the representative for Romulus Community Schools on the Wayne County Parent Advisory Committee for many years. She has held various officer positions on the WCPAC executive board and Romulus Board of Education. Mrs. Beard serves on the board policy subcommittee and a member of the Blueprint District Network and MTSS committee. She is also a member of Michigan Transition Services Association. She is very active in Special Education areas. Mrs. Beard has received the MASB Level 6 – Master Platinum Board Member Award, Advocacy Skills Specialty Award and Data Specialty Award from Michigan Association of School Boards.

Daniell Funderburg

Danielle Funderburg

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Danielle Funderburg is serving her third term on the Board as trustee. She has a B.A. in Communication from Oakland University. Danielle has received the MASB Level 4 – Master Board Member Award. Since 2011, she has served on the leadership team for Wayne County College Access Network and serves as a Board of Education Trustee for Wayne RESA (2017-2023). Danielle, who is married and a mother of two, works as a freelance graphic designer. Danielle can be reached at dafunderburg@romulusk12.org.