Troy is one of eight boards of education (out of 520) in Michigan to receive the prestigious Visionary Leadership Award from the Michigan Association of School Boards. MASB has also named the Troy Board one of 11 in Michigan to earn the Standard of Excellence award, and one of 16 to be named an Honor Board.
The Troy Board of Education has been named School Board of the Year for two years by ArtServe Michigan. The award honored the board for its outstanding support of the fine arts. The Troy Board of Education is one of the top ten tech-savvy in the country, as named by the Center for Digital Education.
Each member of the Board of Trustees serves a six year term.
For general inquiries and to reach the entire Troy Board of Education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message will be shared with the entire Board and they will designate an appropriate staff member to respond to your questions and comments as quickly as possible.
Karl Schmidt has served for 11 years on the Board. He owns a Troy-based market research company and is an adjunct instructor at Oakland University. Karl has a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University and an M.B.A in Marketing from Oakland University. Karl also currently serves as co-chairperson of Troy Youth Assistance. He and his wife Karen live on the west side of the city. Mr. Schmidt can be reached at email@example.com or 586.850.7906.
Nicole Wilson has served for four years on the Board. She has been a troy resident for 15 years and is married with two children attending Troy Schools. Dr. Wilson is a former educator who currently works as a consultant. She holds a PhD in English specializing in Children’s & Young Adult Literature and Media from Wayne State University, a MA in Teaching from Marygrove College and a BA in English from Oakland University. Dr. Wilson can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Hauff, a Troy resident for 35 years, is married and has four children who have graduated from the Troy School District. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wayne State University. Mr. Hauff is a retired Troy police officer and has served for 25 years on the Board. Mr. Hauff can be reached at email@example.com.
Emina Alic is serving her first year on the board. She has been a resident of Troy for 30 years and has two children attending Troy Schools. Mrs. Alic holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. She is also an Athens High School graduate. Mrs. Alic is a business owner and serves as General Manager and General Counsel for a family technology company. Mrs. Alic can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vital Anne has completed her first year on the Board. She has been a resident of Troy for 18 years. She is married and has two daughters who graduated from Troy Schools. Mrs. Anne is an IT professional with STEM background and has more than 27 years of experience in various roles from Project Engineer to Vice President. She has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Mrs. Anne can be reached at email@example.com.
Matt Haupt has been a Troy resident for six years, is married, and has two children attending Troy Schools. Mr. Haupt attended Wayne State University Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2022. He currently manages a team of eight as a Senior Manager of Client Services at Sirius XM / Pandora. Mr. Haupt can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Philippart has been a resident of Troy for 34 years and is serving her 15th year on the Board. She is married and has three Troy School District graduates. Dr. Philippart is a former engineer and executive in the automobile industry, currently owns and manages an early stage investment fund that supports local entrepreneurs and is an adjunct professor in the engineering and business schools at Wayne State University. She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering, an MA in Economics from Wayne State University, an MS in biomedical/civil engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering also from Wayne State University. Dr. Philippart can be reached at email@example.com.
Public participation is limited to 60 minutes per Board meeting. Generally, there will be 30 minutes of public participation at the beginning of the meeting, limited to agenda items. There will be an additional 30 minutes of public participation at the end of the meeting, limited to non-agenda items.
Although the public participation portion of the meeting is limited, an exception may be made, if necessary, so that no one’s right to address the Board will be denied.
Audience members who wish to address the Board must complete a Speaker Request Form. Forms will be available 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting and must be completed and submitted to the Secretary of the Board of Education before the start of the meeting. The Board President or presiding officer will recognize audience members for public participation subject to the following rules:
Each person wishing to speak must identify self by name and address.
Recognized speakers may be permitted to speak for up to three (3) minutes. However, the President of the Board may reduce the time limit for each speaker in order to accommodate all of the individuals who wish to address the Board of Education.
Recognized speakers may not transfer or delegate their time to others.
Delegations who wish to express their views are encouraged to select one speaker to present the delegation’s views to the Board.
Each member of a delegation wishing to speak must submit a separate Speaker Request Form.
Persons who have completed a Speaker Request Form, but have not had an opportunity to address the Board or to complete their presentations may be given the option of submitting their views in writing to the Secretary of the Board of Education, whose name and e-mail address are printed on each Speaker Request Form. The Secretary of the Board will forward all such written presentation to all Board members.
Speakers shall direct their comments to the Board and not to District staff or other audience members.
Speakers should not expect Board members to answer questions during public participation. Questions will be referred to the Superintendent for review and study and, if appropriate, future Board action.
Speakers are expected to express themselves responsibly and courteously and with due respect for the fact their views and opinions may not be shared by all present. The following are examples of irresponsible or discourteous expression:
Denigrating Board members, District staff, students, or other audience members.
Speculating on the motives of Board members, District staff, students, or other audience members.
Complaints about District staff or students that have not been brought to the District’s attention through appropriate channels.
Speakers may not express complaints against Board members or District staff unrelated to their offices or jobs.
Speakers may not express complaints against Board members or District staff that are related to their offices or job unless the affected person or persons have been notified and permitted a reasonable opportunity to choose whether to hold a hearing on the complaint in open or closed session.
Audience members are expected to conduct themselves responsibly and courteously and with due respect for the fact their views and opinions may not be shared by all present. Thus, raucous or disrespectful expressions of agreement or disagreement by audience members are not appropriate.
The Board’s President or presiding officer is charged with the responsibility for insuring that public participation assists the Board in discharging its responsibilities and is conducted according to this Policy. Thus, the Board President or presiding officer is authorized to enforce this Policy by, among other things: interrupting presentations to remind speakers and audience members of this Policy; dismissing previously recognized speakers who violate this Policy; requesting speakers or audience members to leave the meeting if they violate the Policy and, if necessary, requesting the assistance of law enforcement officers to assist in removing speakers or audience members who refuse to leave; or, adjourning the meeting.