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).

Click here to view MARESA board meeting agendas and minutes.

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

2021 - 2022



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


Vice President

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



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



Jamie Randall (2019)
2016 Wetton Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 228-2155



Lowell Larson, Jr. (2019)
Negaunee, MI 49866
(906) 228-7978



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



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


MARESA Superintendent

Greg Nyen (2020)
321 E. Ohio St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Work: (906) 226-5124 
Fax: (906) 226-5134


Board of Education Meeting Dates

Meetings of the RESA Board are held in Conference Rooms A & B of the Administration Building at 321 East Ohio Street, Marquette, MI 49855 on the fourth 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.