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President

Term:
2018 to 2020

Judy R. Kennard serves as Board President and is serving her first term. As a financial and business administrator, she has over 25 plus years of experience working for the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Judy holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in Business Intelligence (ABD) and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University, a Master of Science in Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Community Development from Central Michigan University. Judy is a proud Romulus High School alumnus. She can be reached at jrkennard@romulusk12.org

Vice President

Term:
2019

Edward Martell is serving his first term on the Board and serves as vice president. He has a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the university. Edward is a criminal law paralegal with Perkins Law Group. He previously served as a policy director in the Michigan House of Representatives. Edward is the first Latino American to serve on the Board. He can be reached at efmartell@romulusk12.org.

Secretary

Term:
2019

Denisa is serving in her first term on the Board and serves as secretary. She has obtained an M.B.A and B.A. from Spring Arbor University. She has also completed coursework towards her doctorate in business from Walden University and is currently completing her dissertation. Denisa has served as a trustee and chairperson for UAW Local 2500. She has three children whom are proud graduates of Romulus Community Schools. Denisa can be reached at daterrell@romulusk12.org.

Treasurer

Term:
2019

Ursula Wester is serving her first term on the Board and serves as treasurer. She has a B.A. from Cornerstone University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ursula works as a secretary at Tyler Elementary School and has worked in education in Romulus for many years. She and her husband have proudly raised their children in Romulus schools. Ursula can be reached at ulwester@romulusk12.org.

Trustee

Term:
2017 to 2020

Danielle Funderburg is serving her third term on the Board as trustee. She has a B.A. in Communication from Oakland University. Danielle has received the MASB Level 4 – Master Board Member Award. Since 2011, she has served on the leadership team for Wayne County College Access Network and serves as a Board of Education Trustee for Wayne RESA (2017-2023). Danielle, who is married and a mother of two, works as a freelance graphic designer. Danielle can be reached at dafunderburg@romulusk12.org.

Term:
2019 to 2022

Theresa Beard is serving her third term on the Board as trustee. She has received the MASB Level 6 – Master Platinum Award and has completed various related training programs. Theresa has held various officer positions on the Wayne County PAC executive board. She is a lifelong Romulus resident, mother of two and is a proud Romulus High School Alumni. Theresa can be reached at thbeard@romulusk12.org.

Term:
2017 to 2020

Debi Pyles is serving her first term on the Board as trustee. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from Wayne State University. She has received the MASB Certified Board Member Award and the Merit Award. Debi also received a certificate as a Michigan ACE Community Champion Presenter. She is married and the proud mother of six. Debi can be reached at dspyles@romulusk12.org.