President

 Brian Clark Summerfield

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Brian Clark Summerfield

Brian Summerfield was appointed to the Board in April of 2013 and elected in November 2014. He is a resident of Grosse Pointe Park with his wife Emily and their three children. His children attend South High School, Pierce Middle School, and Defer Elementary. Before joining the Board, Mr. Summerfield worked with the administration on the District’s Multi-Age Program. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He currently is a partner at the law firm Kostopoulos Rodriguez, PLLC and serves as President Elect of the Detroit Bar Association and Trustee of the Detroit Bar Association Foundation. Mr. Summerfield began his legal practice as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His term expires December 31, 2018.

Vice President

 Margaret Weertz

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Margaret Weertz

Margaret Weertz is an editor, webmaster and communications professional. She earned her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and a master's degree from Northwestern University. She has served on the selection committee for the North High School principal and the GPPSS Human Sexuality Advisory Board. She and her husband are 20-year residents of Grosse Pointe Shores. They have two sons: a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder and a junior at North High School. Weertz was elected to the board in November 2014. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2018.

Treasurer

 Judy Gafa

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Judy Gafa

Judy Gafa graduated from Madonna University with a BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) and a minor in Natural Science. She is the Resident Care Coordinator Nurse at Sunrise Assisted Living on Mack in Grosse Pointe Woods. She lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, with husband Kenneth, 2 children who attend Grosse Pointe Schools, and a graduate from the Grosse Pointe North class of 2014. Judy was elected to the Board in November, 2008, and her term expires on December 31, 2020. 

Secretary

 Cindy Pangborn

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Cindy Pangborn

Cindy Pangborn was elected to the Board in November, 2009. She previously served on the Board from 1995-1999. As an active volunteer for our school system, Cindy personally televised the Board meetings for five years until the school system was able to televise them.  Mrs. Pangborn is a lifelong resident of Grosse Pointe and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1964. Cindy and her husband Jim have raised four children. They all attended Grosse Pointe Public Schools graduating from Grosse Pointe South in '88, '93, '95 and 2005. Cindy is a retired Realtor who now does referrals and consulting, on real estate staging, organizing, and personal property sales. She spends time volunteering weekly in elementary school classrooms.  Her term expires December 31, 2020.

Trustee

 Kathleen Abke

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Kathleen Abke

Kathleen Abke is a 20-year resident of Grosse Pointe Woods. She and her husband Paul have children entering middle and high school. Kathleen earned a B.A. from Oakland University in Communication Arts with minors in Human Resources and Journalism, and an M.A. in Counseling also from Oakland University. She has served the community as PTO President, Vice President and Board Observer for Mason Elementary; was a recipient of the GPPSS Distinguished Volunteer Award in 2014; and has also held leadership positions with the Woods Shores Little League and Grosse Pointe Co-op Preschool. Kathleen was appointed to the Board of Education in July of 2016. Her term ends December 31, 2020.

Trustee

 Dr. Christopher Lee

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Dr. Christopher Lee

Trustee

 Christopher Profeta

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Christopher Profeta

Christopher Profeta graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in English and earned his MA from Wayne State University. He is an Intervention Specialist for Roseville Community Schools and has taught at Macomb Community College, Baker College and Davenport University. Chris lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, with wife Sarah, and their 3 children who attend Grosse Pointe Public Schools. He is lifelong community member and a graduate of Grosse Pointe North. Activities in the schools include serving on the computer curriculum development committee, library curriculum development committee, Pre-K advisory committee, Superintendent search focus group, classroom volunteer, and PTO Board Observer. Chris has also been active in the community as a little league coach and member and volunteer at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Chris was elected to the Board in November, 2016, and his term expires on December 31, 2020.