Mission Statement

Educating and inspiring gifted students to think as individuals and to engage as a community with compassion for each other and this world. 

Adopted by The Roeper Board of Trustees in September, 2015

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the School’s mission and philosophy. The Board is organized on a non-stock, directorship basis, under the Michigan Non-Profit Corporation Act. Articles of Incorporation and corporate bylaws describe and guide board operations. The members of the Board of Trustees elect officers to govern the management of the Board. The Board’s responsibilities specifically include hiring and evaluation of the Head of School, approving the annual budget, and strategic planning. While the Board oversees the management of the business and affairs of the School, the Board is careful not to impinge upon the roles of the school’s administrators, and acts as a support to, and resource, for the Head of School and administration.

The Board has regular meetings on the 4th Monday in September, November, January, March and the Monday following the School’s June Commencement ceremonies. The annual schedule of board meetings appears on the school calendar as well on the webpage. Board meeting agendas will also be posted on (the community) webpage in advance of each regular board meeting. Except for limited confidential matters, board meetings are open to the community. At appropriate times and in the Chair’s discretion, non-board members are given an opportunity to ask questions or make comments on agenda matters. Matters introduced from the floor will be referred to a board committee, if appropriate, or to the administrative staff. A community member wishing to place an item on the Board’s agenda should contact the Board Chair Secretary, or the Head’s office at least two weeks in advance of a regularly scheduled board meeting.

Officers

Buck Baker, Chair
Leader, Compensation & Mexico Integration, Yazaki North America

David Feldman, Ex-Officio
Head of The Roeper School

Anne Gahagan, Secretary 
Writer, Union AdWorks

Ashley Lowe, Vice-Chair Administration
Chief Executive Officer, Lakeshore Legal Aid

Jamie Michelson, Vice-Chair Finance
President, SMZ Advertising

John Sznewajs, Treasurer
Vice President - CFO & Treasurer, Masco Corporation

Clay Thomas, Member at Large
Real Estate Attorney, JB Donaldson Co.

Trustees

Joe Allen '17, Student Representative
Class of 2017, The Roeper School  

Linda Ban
Global C-suite Study Director, IBM Institute for Business Value

Paul Borja
Executive VP, Senior Deputy General Counsel, Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.

Roscoe Boyd '98, Alumni Representative 
Account Executive, Lamb Financial

Dr. Steven Grekin
Dermatologist & Lecturer

Dr. Sujana Gundlapalli, Parent Representative, Bloomfield Hills Campus
Cardiologist

Shannon Howell, Staff Representative
Lower School Faculty, The Roeper School

Karen Johnson, Staff Representative
Middle/Upper School Faculty, The Roeper School

Anessa Kramer
Partner and Co-Managing Partner Oakland County
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP

Herman Marable, Jr.
68th District Judge

Jay Marks
Educational Consultant, School Quality Department, Oakland Schools

Shannon Martin
Parent, The Roeper School

Karen Moss, Parent Representative, Birmingham Campus
Parent, The Roeper School

Eric Peterson '95
NYC Dept. of  Parks & Recreation, Deputy Administrator, Randall's Island

Donna Silk,
Parent, The Roeper School 

Lukas Sznewajs '17, Student Representative
Class of 2017, The Roeper School

Christopher Torres
Sales Director, Automotive, aPriori

Doug Winkworth, Honorary Trustee
Owner, Festivities Studio

 
Lower School [map] 41190 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
 
Upper & Middle Schools [map]
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009