June 5, 2023

LISD Board of Education Fills Seats Via Election, Appointment

The Lenawee Intermediate School (LISD) District Board of Education filled three seats at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, June 5th. Dave Pray (Clinton) and Paula Holtz (Tecumseh) were elected to six year terms beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2029. Dale Wingerd (Clinton), was appointed to fill a vacancy that will run through June 30, 2025.

Pray is a retired superintendent for Clinton Community Schools, and also previously served as interim superintendent for Blissfield Community Schools. Pray has served on the LISD Board of Education since 2017. Holtz has spent more than twenty years in economic development roles, including currently as Managing Director of Regional Prosperity at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Holtz has been an active volunteer in the greater Tecumseh community and will be serving her first term on the LISD Board of Education.

These seats were open following the completion of elected terms by Pray and Kathryn Mohr. Board members are elected by the boards of education from the LISD’s 11 constituent school districts.

Wingerd was appointed to fill a vacancy created by LISD board trustee Carrie Dillon, who announced her resignation from the board effective May 7, 2023, after eight years of service due to a change of residence. Per section 380.614 (3) of the Revised School Code, not more than two members of the intermediate school board shall be from the same school district.  Currently, two board members whose terms do not expire until 2025 and 2027 reside in the Adrian Public Schools district.

Wingerd has more than three decades of work experience in retail management, and has served as a board member for Clinton Community Schools since 2005. Wingerd is also serving his second term on the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors, and was recently elected as Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year.

“We are grateful for the many years of dedication, leadership, and insights offered by [Dillon and Mohr] and wish them well moving forward,” said Mark Haag, LISD Superintendent. “We look forward to working together with our returning and new board members in the years to come as we continue to support the educational needs of all learners in Lenawee County.”