Board of Education

President - Anthony P. Austin

Tony AustinAnthony Austin was elected to serve on the board in November 2016 and is serving as Board President.  Anthony holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He is a former U.S. Army Company Commander holding the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the Army Communications Officer Basic and Advanced courses as well as the Combined Arm Services and Staff School. He holds a certification diploma in Digital Media from Specs Howard School of Media Arts and is the President of 1 Vision Media Group.

His wife, Colleen, and family have lived in Madison Heights for over 19 years. Colleen holds a Masters degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a BS degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Their two children are both Lamphere graduates. Son, Jared holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a BS degree in Broadcasting from Grand Valley State University. Daughter, Chelsea holds a BA degree in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University and is currently attending Law School at Michigan State School of Law.

This year, Anthony will serve as a representative on the Board Policy and Youth Assistance Committees and as the board's delegate to the Michigan Association of School Boards and Oakland County School Board's Legislative Committee. He will also serve as an alternate on the Board's Building and Finance Committees.  Anthony is also a Board Member for the Madison Heights Community Coalition.


Vice President - Allison Minowa

Allison MinowaAllison Minowa is serving as Vice President of the Board and was elected in November 2014.  Allison holds a B.A. Degree in Health Science with a focus in Exercise Science from Oakland University.  She is a Performance
Manager at EXOS in a corporate fitness center downtown.

Allison is a 1996 graduate of LHS and has three children currently enrolled in Lamphere.   She volunteers as often as she can at Simonds Elementary School and takes photos of the Soccer and Wrestling teams at Lamphere High School and uploads them to the Facebook pages of both teams for families to have. 

This year, Allison will serve on the Board's Finance and Policy Committees. In addition, she will serve as the Board's alternative representative on the Curriculum and Parks and Recreation Committees and the Michigan Association of School Boards.


Secretary - Ryan McCann

Ryan McCannRyan McCann is serving as the Secretary of the Board and was elected in November 2016.  He has worked in various capacities in the software development field for 19 years and currently works for Quicken Loans.

Ryan and his wife, Rebekka, have lived in Madison Heights for 16 years and they have two children - their daughter attends Lessenger Elementary School and their son attends Page Middle School.  He is one of the co-founders of, and very active in, the Madison Heights Men's Club.

This year, Ryan will serve as a representative on the Curriculum Board Committee and as an alternate on the City/School Liaison, Hall of Fame, Parks & Rec and Policy Review Committees.


Treasurer - William Mier

Bill MierBill Mier is serving as Treasurer of the Board, was appointed on October 8, 2013 to fill the vacant position created by the resignation of Mr. Lyon, and was elected to a six-year term in 2014.   

Bill has been the Business Applications Manager at Roush Industries for the past 17 years, a resident of the Lamphere community for 26 years and has had six children attend The Lamphere Schools.   

Bill has been an active member of the community for the past 23 years serving as a chairperson on the Citizens’ Committee for the renewal of Lamphere’s millages in 2011 and has been active in the Athletic Booster Club at the high school for 20 years, serving as an officer for all but 2 of those years.  For the past 22  years, he has served as a board member for the Madison Heights Little League. 

This year, Bill will serve on the Board's Building, City/School Liaison, Curriculum, Hall of Fame and Superintendent Evaluation Committees  and as the MASB Technology Coordinator.  He will also serve as a Delegate to the Michigan Association of School Board and as an Alternate on the Board's MASB Legislative Relations Network, Oakland County School Boards Association Legislative and Youth Assistance Committees.


Trustee - Robert T. Borngesser

Rob BorngesserRob Borngesser was appointed on November 7, 2017, was re-elected on November 6, 2018 and is serving as Board Trustee.  He had served as a Board of Education member for 18 years before his retirement at the end of his fourth term in December 2016. Rob has been a resident of Madison Heights for 52 years and owns his own company, Youngs Window Cleaning.  His wife, Louise, is an RN Nurse Mentor.

He and his wife, as well as their three daughters, are all Lamphere graduates!  All three children also graduated from Wayne State and his grandson currently attends Lessenger Elementary.

Rob will serve on the Board's Superintendent's Evaluation, Finance and Parks & Recreation Committees and as an alternate on the Michigan Association of School Boards Committee.


Trustee - Paul Cavanaugh

ImagePaul Cavanaugh was elected to serve on the Board in May 2008 and is serving as Board Treasurer. He has been a resident of Madison Heights for 28 years and works as a Design and Construction Manager for Verizon Wireless.  Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, he taught 5th and 6th grades in Minnesota and Adult Education and Alternative High School in Madison Heights. Paul also worked with the State Ward Diversion Program working with adjudicated youth in Wayne County.   

Paul and his wife, Julie, have five children - all are Lamphere graduates. Two went on to graduate from Western Michigan University and one graduated from Michigan State University. Their youngest (two twin sons) are currently attending college - one at the College for Creative Students and one at Western University. 

Paul will serve on the Building and Curriculum Committees .  He will also serve as an alternate on the Finance and City/School Liaison Committees. 



Trustee - Terrie D. Junkin

Terrie JunkinTerrie Junkin is serving as Trustee of the Board and has served on the Board since elected in 2001.  She holds a BS degree from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University.  She is an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Nexus in Birmingham.

Terrie is also a 1984 graduate of LHS and a life-long resident of the community. She has been an active parent in the Lamphere Schools and has volunteered her time as a PTO Leader, Cub Scout Leader, classroom volunteer and the President of Lamphere Council. Terrie is married and has three children. Her two sons are Lamphere graduates and both have graduated from Grand Valley University.  Her daughter is also a Lamphere graduate and currently attends the University of Michigan. 

This year, Terrie will serve on the Board's Building, City/School Liaison, Superintendent's Evaluation, Finance, Michigan Association of School Boards Legilsative Relations Nework and Policy Committees. Terrie will also serve as the Oakland Schools Designate.   


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