Board of Education

President - Paul Cavanaugh

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Paul Cavanaugh was elected to serve on the Board in May 2008 and is serving as Board Treasurer. He has been a resident of Madison Heights for 27 years and works as a Design and Construction Manager for Verizon Wireless.  Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, he taught 5th and 6th grades in Minnesota and Adult Education and Alternative High School in Madison Heights. Paul also worked with the State Ward Diversion Program working with adjudicated youth in Wayne County. 

Paul and his wife, Julie, have five children - all are Lamphere graduates. Two went on to graduate from Western Michigan University and one graduated from Michigan State University. Their youngest (two twin sons) are currently attending college - one at the College for Creative Students and one at Western University. 

Paul will serve on the Building, Curriculum, Evaluation Committee for the Superintendent's Performance, and Finance Board Committees.  He will also serve as an alternate on the City/School Liaison Committee.

email: paul.cavanaugh55@gmail.com

Vice President - Terrie D. Junkin

Terrie Junkin is serving as the Vice President of the Board and has served on the Board since elected in 2001.  She holds a BS degree from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University.  She is an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Showcase Homes in Birmingham.Terrie Junkin Photo

Terrie is also a 1984 graduate of LHS and a life-long resident of the community. She has been an active parent in the Lamphere Schools and has volunteered her time as a PTO Leader, Cub Scout Leader, classroom volunteer and the President of Lamphere Council. Terrie is married and has three children. Her two sons are Lamphere graduates and both have graduated from Grand Valley University.  Her daughter is also a Lamphere graduate and currently attends the University of Michigan. 

This year, Terrie will serve on the Board's Building, City/School Liaison, Superintendent's Evaluation, Finance and Policy Committees. Terrie will also serve as an alternate representative on the Board's Michigan Association of School Boards Legislative Relations Network Committee. 

email: tjunkin@wowway.com

Secretary - William J. Dixon

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William Dixon is serving as Secretary of the Board and has served on the Board since 1994. Bill was a cardiovascular medical technician prior to retiring in 2009 and is an active supporter of the Cardiology's "Race for Every Pace." In addition, Dixon is a member of several community theater groups throughout Oakland County. 

Bill is an active member of the Madison Heights community. Over the years at Lamphere Schools, Bill has been involved with the Lamphere Athletic Boosters, several play productions at the high school and Lessenger's Education Support Team. 

This year, Bill will serve on the Board's Gateway, Superintendent Evaluation and Youth Assistance Committees.  He will also act as Lamphere's delegate for the Michigan Association of School Boards and Legislative Relations Network and the Michigan Association of School Boards.  Bill will serve as the district's delegate to Oakland Schools and as an alternate representative on the Finance, and Parks and Recreation Committees.

email: william_dixon@comcast.net
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Treasurer - Allison Minowa

ImageAllison Minowa is serving as a Treasurer of the Board and was elected in November 2014.  Allison holds a B.A. Degree in Health Science with a focus in Exercise Science from Oakland University.  She is a licensed Myomassologist, is the Lead Fitness Coordinator at Henry Ford Health Systems and has been a personal trainer for 13 years.

Allison is a 1996 graduate of LHS and has a son and daughter who attend Simonds Elementary School and her oldest son attends Page Middle School.  She is a regular volunteer at Simonds Elementary School and coached the fall U6 Madison Heights Youth Soccer Team in 2014. 

This year, Allison will serve on the Board's Finance and Policy Committees. In addition, she will serve as the Board's alternative representative on the Curriculum and Parks and Recreation Committees and the Michigan Association of School Boards.

 email: aminowa77@gmail.com

Trustee - Ryan McCann

Trustee - Ryan McCannRyan McCann is serving as a Trustee of the Board and was elected in November 2016.  He has worked in various capacities in the software development field for 18 years and currently works for Improvement Path Systems in Rochester.

Ryan and his wife, Rebekka, have lived in Madison Heights for 15 years and they have two children who attend Lessenger Elementary School.  He is one of the co-founders of, and very active in, the Madison Heights Men's Club.


This year, Ryan will serve as a representative on the Curriculum, and Parks and Recreation Board Committees and as an alternate on the City/School Liaison, Hall of Fame and Policy Review Committees.

email:  mccannry@gmail.com

Trustee - Anthony P. Austin


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Anthony Austin was elected to serve on the board in November 2016 and is serving as Board Trustee. Anthony holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He is a former U.S. Army Company Commander holding the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the Army Communications Officer Basic and Advanced courses as well as the Combined Arm Services and Staff School. He holds a certification diploma in Digital Media from Specs Howard School of Media Arts and is the President of 1 Vision Media Group. 

His wife, Colleen, and family have lived in Madison Heights for over 18 years. Colleen holds a Masters degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a BS degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Their two children are both Lamphere graduates. Son, Jared holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a BS degree in Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University. Daughter, Chelsea holds a BA degree in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University and is currently attending Law School at Michigan State School of Law.

This year, Anthony will serve as a representative on the Board Policy Review Committee and as the board's delegate to the Michigan Association of School Boards and Oakland County School Board's Legislative Committee. He will also serve as an alternate on the Board's Building, Finance, Gateway and Youth Assistance Committees.  Anthony is also a Board Member for the Madison Heights Community Coalition.

email: anthonypaustin@1visionmediagroup.com


Trustee - William Mier

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Bill Mier is serving as a Trustee of the Board, was appointed on October 8, 2013 to fill the vacant position created by the resignation of Mr. Lyon, and was elected to a six-year term in 2014.   

Bill has been the Business Applications Manager at Roush Industries for the past 16 years, a resident of the Lamphere community for 25 years and has had six children attend The Lamphere Schools.   

Bill has been an active member of the community for the past 22 years serving as a chairperson on the Citizens’ Committee for the renewal of Lamphere’s millages in 2011 and has been active in the Athletic Booster Club at the high school for 19 years, serving as an officer for all but 2 of those years.  For the past 21 years, he has served as a board member for the Madison Heights Little League. 

This year, Bill will serve on the Board's Building, City/School Liaison, Curriculum and Hall of Fame Committees and as the MASB Technology Coordinator.  He will also serve as an Alternate on the Board's MASB Legislative Relations Network, Michigan Association of School Boards and Oakland County School Boards Association Legislative Committee.

email: wmier5976@yahoo.com