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 

Mark Greathead
President
Superintendent
Woodhaven Brownstown Schools

Dale Steen
Vice President
Superintendent
Lamphere Schools

Catherine Cost
Treasurer
Superintendent
Wyandotte Public Schools 

Mary Beth Fitzpatrick
Secretary
Superintendent
Royal Oak Public Schools 

Karl Paulson
Past President
Superintendent
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb)

Directors

Amy Conway
Superintendent
Gibraltar School District 

Daveda Colbert
Superintendent
Wayne RESA

Wanda Cook-Robinson
Superintendent
Oakland ISD

William DeFrance
Superintendent
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 

Michael DeVault
Superintendent
Macomb County ISD

Stacy Denewith-Fici
Superintendent
Warren Woods Public Schools 

Harvey Dorrah
Provost, University Center
Wayne County Community College District

Julie Everly
Superintendent
Monroe Public Schools 

Brian Galdes
Superintendent
South Redford School District

Ingrid Guerra-Lopez
Interim Dean, College of Education
Wayne State University

Steven Tunnicliff
Superintendent
Genesee County ISD

Gerald Hill
Superintendent
West Bloomfield Hills Schools

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 

Russell Pickell
Superintendent
Riverview Community Schools 

Ronald Roberts
Superintendent
Chippewa Valley Schools 

Paul Salah
Superintendent
Huron Valley Schools 

Josha Talison
Superintendent
Ecorse Public 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