April 19, 2024

LISD Mourns the Loss of Esteemed Board Member David Pray

It is with great sadness that Lenawee ISD announces the loss of David Pray, a cherished member of our Board of Education. Mr. Pray, who passed away on April 18, 2024, was a champion for public education, having served on the Lenawee ISD Board since 2016.

“Lenawee ISD was fortunate to have Mr. Pray’s thoughtful leadership and advocacy for the past several years,” said Superintendent Mark Haag. “Whether it was working to improve countywide academic achievement, expand special education services to meet growing needs, or create new career and technical education opportunities, Mr. Pray was a steadying force and passionate about quality education for all students.”

“David was an important voice on the Lenawee ISD Board,” said Richard Germond, Lenawee ISD Board of Education President. “He provided a wealth of experience and knowledge, particularly in budget and policy discussions, ensuring the District’s decisions always aligned with best practices and local student needs. I will be forever grateful for having had the privilege of serving alongside him.”

Mr. Pray has served as a beacon of wisdom and dedication within the broader school community for more than 50 years, contributing his time, expertise, and passion to benefit all students. Mr. Pray spent the majority of his career at Clinton Community Schools as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Following his retirement, he was also hired in interim superintendent roles at Clinton and Blissfield Community Schools during various periods of transition.

Lenawee ISD extends heartfelt condolences to Mr. Pray’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy of service will continue to inspire in the years ahead. Details regarding memorial services and ways to honor Mr. Pray’s memory will be shared in his obituary.

Lenawee ISD’s Board of Education will need to appoint a new board member to fill Mr. Pray’s vacancy. Next steps will be announced in the coming days.