Newsmith North America
Brandon recently started Newsmith North America with his wife Amelia. Newsmith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of an extensive and versatile range of industrial washing machines, drying, automated handling, conveying and auxiliary equipment.
Brandon attended Albion College in Albion, MI where he played baseball for the Britons. He is married to Amelia and they have 4 children. Brandon has three brothers whom all live in the Village and attended Manchester Schools.
Brandon was elected in November 2020 and began his School Board term in January 2021.
Brandon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Novess began his term in January of 2021. He was born and raised in Manchester, and is a graduate of Manchester High School. Upon graduation, Ryan joined the Marine Corps where he served in field artillery and then in the infantry when he transitioned to a reserve unit after active duty. Ryan enjoys a career in the medical device field as an account manager serving operating rooms across the state. In his free time, he can be found enjoying the outdoors in many capacities with his family and friends. Ryan volunteers as a youth coach of flag football, soccer and t-ball, as well as helping clear the river each spring for Manchester’s annual canoe race. Ryan currently resides in Manchester with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Barrett and Reid.
Ryan can be reached at email@example.com
Corey Horky has resided in Manchester since December of 2003. He and his wife Abbie have 3 boys, all of whom attended or attend Manchester Schools. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in 1999 with his BSME.
Corey has been active in coaching several youth sports here in Manchester over the years including soccer, football and basketball. He has also volunteered with the Manchester Chicken Broil.
Corey sought a position on the school board to take a more active role in serving his community, by applying his experience in managing large business accounts and problem-solving skills to the Board of Education. Manchester could be facing some of its most challenging times with the district, with many important decisions to be made. Corey is looking to take an active role in helping the District navigate through these challenges. Corey’s focus will be on student retention and improving on/promoting Manchester’s already great academic reputation.
Corey can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Wiitala began her term in 2023. She is a 35 year resident and she and her husband, both Manchester graduates, have two children attending Manchester Community Schools in the JR/SR High School. She has worked as a Journeyman Electrician for the last 25 years where she serves on a Board of Trustees and helps to manage large Pension and Healthcare funds. She has volunteered often in our Community and Schools over the last many years as a youth Softball, Soccer and Science Olympiad Coach, she works to help with the Community Fair and has helped with many events such as School sports events, Manchester Chicken Broil, Street Fairs, Math and Science nights, Movie nights, parades, etc. She looks forward to working with her fellow Board Members to make sound financial decisions that support our Community’s goals of raising competent and confident future-ready citizens, while strengthening the bond between our Community and our Schools and building our overall educational program so that we can support all of our kids in their educational and life journey.
Sandra can be contacted at email@example.com.
Rebecca Harvey was elected to the Board in November 2014 and began her term in January 2015. Born and raised in New York, she relocated to attend the University of Michigan. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors of Sociology. She then attended Michigan State University College of Law, graduating in 2004 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Harvey has been a self-employed attorney of Harvey Law, PLLC based in Manchester since 2006 specializing in the fields of Family Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Divorce, Parenting Time, Custody and Juvenile Law. She is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, State of Michigan Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is also a licensed notary public.
Harvey has been an active member of the Manchester Community Fair since 2005 and currently serves as the Director.
Harvey has lived in Manchester since 2004. Her husband is a lifetime resident of Manchester and a second generation graduate of Manchester schools. They married in 2005 and they now have 3 children.
Harvey’s telephone number is 734-428-7803 and can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael is retired from Chrysler Proving grounds, with 31 years of service. He has 72 credit hours from Washtenaw Community College in Mechanical Engineering Technologies. Michael also has 9 years of experience as Energy Manager for Manchester Community Schools. Michael, his wife Sally, their daughter Courtney, and son Andrew all started school and graduated from Manchester Community Schools. His granddaughter Meghan and grandson Carder are currently enrolled at Manchester Community Schools. Michael is a Co-Chairman of the Manchester Community Chicken Broil, and has volunteered for over 50 years with the broil and served in many areas of the broil. He currently serves on the Oak Grove Cemetery Board of Trustees as their Clerk. Michael has shown a commitment to the community that he has lived in for the past 56 years, by volunteering in many ways, including several years on the Athletic Boosters, The Sesquicentennial celebration committee, and is active in his church. Michael very much appreciates the opportunity to continue to serve his community as a member of the Board of Education. Michael began his Board service in 2019.
Michael can be reached at: email@example.com
Board of Education Information
Please click here for the: 2023 Board of Education Informational Sheet.
Below are the dates of our regular board meetings, through January, 2024. Special board meetings, information/work-study sessions, and emergency meetings may also be held as provided by Board Policy 1300 and law. These meetings will be posted at least 18 hours in advance. All board meetings will begin at 6:00 PM.
- January 23, 2023
- February 21, 2023
- March 20, 2023
- April 17, 2023
- May 15, 2023
- June 19, 2023
- July 17, 2023
- August 21, 2023
- September 18, 2023
- October 16 2023
- November 20, 2023
- December 18, 2023
- January 16, 2024
|Date of Meeting||Type of Meeting||Agenda||Unofficial Minutes||Official Minutes|
|March 23rd, 2023||Special Meeting|
|March 20st, 2023||Regular Meeting|
|February 21st, 2023||Regular Meeting|
|February 6th, 2023||Special Joint Meeting with Village of Manchester|
|January 28th, 2023||Special Meeting|
|January 23rd, 2023||Regular Meeting|
|January 23rd, 2023||Organizational Meeting|
|December 19th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|November 21st, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|October 17th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|September 19th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|August 22nd, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|July 18th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|June 20th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|May 16th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|April 18th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|April 9th, 2022||Special Meeting|
|March 21st, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|February 28th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|January 24th, 2022||Regular Meeting|
|January 24th, 2022||Organizational Meeting|
|December 20th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|December 9th, 2021||Special Meeting|
|November 15th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|October 18th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|September 27th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|September 20th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|August 16th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|July 19th, 2021||Regular Meeting|
|June 21st, 2021 5:30 PM||Special Meeitng|
|June 21st, 2021 6:00 PM||Regular Meeting|
|May 17th, 2021 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|April 19th, 2021 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|March 15th, 2021 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|March 1st, 2021 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|February 22nd, 2021 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|January 25th, 2021 5:00PM||Organizational Meeting|
|January 25th, 2021 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|December 21st, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|November 16th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|October 19th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|September 21st, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|August 17th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|August 10th, 2020 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|July 27th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|June 15th, 2020 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|June 15th, 2020 to follow Special Meeting||Regular Meeting|
|June 1st, 2020 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|May 19th, 2020 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|May 18th, 2020 6:30PM||Special Meeting|
|May 18th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|
|May 11th, 2020 6:00PM||Special Meeting|
|April 20th, 2020 6:00PM||Regular Meeting|