About Us

The Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, Inc., established in 1946, is a non-profit voluntary organization of public school systems, community colleges and universities, and business partners in Southeastern Michigan. The governing body of the Metro Bureau is the Board of Directors, composed of chief administrators from a representative group of 78 member organizations.

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Who We Are

The Board of Directors is charged with oversight of the general business of The Bureau including the appointment of an Executive Director who serves as the chief executive officer of The Metro Bureau and President of The Metro Bureau Services and Metro Bureau School Services subsidiaries. Four board members are elected to serve two year terms as officers. The duties of the officers are those implied by the titles of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

Much of The Bureau’s work is carried out through the flexible committee structures of the Council of Chief Negotiators (CCN) and the Council of Academic Leadership (CAL). These two working committees have led to a wide range of activities with increasing interest in the interaction between the study of curriculum and instructional leadership with the field of human resources. The Metro Bureau conducts major professional seminars that are well-attended by Bureau members and school leaders from other parts of Michigan.

Our Mission

The mission of The Bureau is to support its members through the professional development of human resources and preservation of financial resources.  We focus on developing the leadership skills needed to improve student learning and embrace the strength provided by diversity. The Bureau works to create additional financial resources with cost-effective and efficient practices (e.g., consortium energy and insurance purchasing arrangements) and by providing accurate data for negotiations and operations of member organizations. We do this by sharing information, resources and ideas in seeking solutions to common problems of our members.

Our Business: The Human and Financial Resources

The Board of Directors is charged with oversight of the general business of The Bureau including the appointment of an Executive Director who serves as the chief executive officer of The Metro Bureau and President of The Metro Bureau Services and Metro Bureau School Services subsidiaries. Four board members are elected to serve two year terms as officers. The duties of the officers are those implied by the titles of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

Much of The Bureau’s work is carried out through the flexible committee structures of the Council of Chief Negotiators (CCN) and the Council of Academic Leadership (CAL). These two working committees have led to a wide range of activities with increasing interest in the interaction between the study of curriculum and instructional leadership with the field of human resources. The Metro Bureau conducts major professional seminars that are well-attended by Bureau members and school leaders from other parts of Michigan.

Officers 

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Mark Greathead
President
Superintendent
Woodhaven Brownstown Schools

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Dale Steen
Vice President
Superintendent
Lamphere Schools

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Catherine Cost
Treasurer
Superintendent
Wyandotte Public Schools 

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Mary Beth Fitzpatrick
Secretary
Superintendent
Royal Oak Public Schools 

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Andrea Oquist
Superintendent
Livonia Public Schools

Karl Paulson
Past President
Superintendent
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb)

Directors

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Piper Bognar
Superintendent
Van Dyke Public Schools

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Andrew Brodie
Superintendent
Flat Rock Community Schools 

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Amy Conway
Superintendent
Gibraltar School District 

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Michael DeVault
Superintendent
Macomb County ISD

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Stacy Denewith-Fici
Superintendent
Warren Woods Public Schools 

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Harvey Dorrah
Provost, University Center
Wayne County Community College District

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Daveda Colbert
Superintendent
Wayne RESA

Wanda Cook Robinson

Wanda Cook-Robinson
Superintendent
Oakland ISD

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William DeFrance
Superintendent
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 

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Robert Livernois
Superintendent
Warren Consolidated Schools

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Richard Machesky
Superintendent
Troy School District

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Glenn Maleyko
Superintendent
Dearborn Public Schools 

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Jon Margerum-Leys
Dean, School of Education & Human Services
Oakland University

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Jennifer Martin-Greene
Superintendent
South Field Public Schools 

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Monica Merritt
Superintendent
Plymouth-Canton Schools 

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Michael Musary
Superintendent
Armada Area Schools 

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Ronald Roberts
Superintendent
Chippewa Valley Schools 

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Paul Salah
Superintendent
Huron Valley Schools 

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Carl Schultz
Superintendent
Redford Public Schools 

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Robert Shaner
Superintendent
Rochester Public Schools 

Joshua Talison

Josha Talison
Superintendent
Ecorse Public Schools

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Steven Tunnicliff
Superintendent
Genesee County ISD

Council of Chief Negotiators 

Board Representative

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Jill Simmons
Director of HR & Operations
Trenton Public  Schools 

Council for Academic Leadership 

Board Representative

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David Rice
Assistant Superintendent -
Curriculum & Instruction

Roseville Community Schools