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.

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 

Karl Paulson

President

Superintendent

Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb)

Stacy Denewith-Fici

Past President

Superintendent

Warren Woods Public Schools 

Mark Greathead

Vice President

Superintendent

Woodhaven Brownstown Schools

Dale Steen

Treasurer

Superintendent

Lamphere Schools

Catherine Cost

Secretary

Superintendent

Wyandotte Public Schools 

Directors

Amy Conway

Superintendent

Gibraltar School District 

William DeFrance

Superintendent

Eaton Rapids Public Schools 

Michael DeVault

Superintendent

Macomb County ISD

Harvey Dorrah

Provost, University Center
Wayne County Community College District

Julie Everly

Superintendent

Monroe Public Schools 

Mary Beth Fitzpatrick

Superintendent

Royal Oak Public Schools 

Brian Galdes

Superintendent

South Redford School District

Ingrid Guerra-Lopez

Interim Dean, College of Education

Wayne State University

Lisa Hagel

Superintendent

Genesee County ISD

Gerald Hill

Superintendent

West Bloomfield Hills Schools

Randy Liepa

Superintendent

Wayne County RESA 

Robert Livernois

Superintendent

Warren Consolidated Schools

Richard Machesky

Superintendent

Troy School District

Glenn Maleyko

Superintendent

Dearborn Public Schools 

Jon Margerum-Leys

Dean, School of Education & Human Services

Oakland University

Monica Merritt

Superintendent

Plymouth-Canton Schools 

Michael Musary

Superintendent

Armada Area Schools 

Gary Niehaus

Superintendent

Grosse Pointe Public Schools 

Russell Pickell

Superintendent

Riverview Community Schools 

Ronald Roberts

Superintendent

Chippewa Valley Schools 

Paul Salah

Superintendent

Huron Valley Schools 

Council of Chief Negotiators 

Board Representative

Elizabeth Davis

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rochester Community Schools 

Council for Academic Leadership 

Board Representative

Alex McNeece

Director of Instructional Services

Garden City Public Schools