Board of Education

The Board of Education is a body of citizens elected by representatives from local Boards of Education and charged with the legal responsibility of governing the regional educational service agency (RESA).

The RESA Board of Education members are elected biennially on the first Monday in June by a body composed of one member of the board of each constituent district. The term of office is six (6) years. The organizational meeting for election of officers is held annually on or before the fourth Monday of July. The officers of the Board are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.


Board of Education Members

2018 - 2019



Barbara Hermann (2001)
E9152 West Shore Road
Munising, MI 49862
(906) 387-2062


Vice President

Julie Shaw (2013)
70 North Crestview Drive
Gwinn, MI 49841
(906) 346-7514



Virginia Paulson (2002)
517 Croix Street
Negaunee, MI 49866
(906) 475-9641



Shelley Ovink (1997)
32500 County Road 581
Ishpeming, MI 49849
(906) 486-8020



Paula Saari (1997)
1002 Allouez Road
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 228-8294



Steve Norman (1979)
PO Box 317
Chatham, MI 49816
(906) 439-5610



Tony Retaskie (2012)
936 Wilson Street
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 250-0201


MARESA Superintendent

Deborah L. Veiht (2013)
1609 Altamont Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Work: (906) 226-5101 
Fax: (906) 226-5134



Board of Education Meeting Dates

Meetings of the RESA Board are held in Conference Room C of the Administration Building at 321 East Ohio Street, Marquette, MI 49855 on the second Monday of every month. Special meetings may also be called by the Board but must give at least eighteen (18) hours prior notice. At least four members must be present in order to transact business.

All regular and special meetings are open to the public as prescribed by the Open Meetings Act. Closed sessions may be held by the Board for only those subjects limited by law.