Board of Education

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Board Group Members January 2019

Front row (left to right): Hayley Alderman,  Ann Murphy, Brian Winters, Denise Brooks
Back row (left to right): Joseph Bixler, Laurie Oldford, Tim McCulloch 

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Brian Winters January 2019

Brian E. Winters
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Brian E. Winters was elected to the Port Huron Area School District Board of Education in November of 2014.  He, his children, and his stepchildren all attended Port Huron Schools.  Brian and his wife Barb currently have three (3) grandchildren in the District; 2 in elementary and 1 in high school.  He retired in 2017 after 46 years in K-12 and post-secondary public education, with 28 of those years as an elementary principal.  Brian worked as an administrator in three (3) other school districts in Michigan and in the P.H.A.S.D. for 25 years as a teacher and administrator at Grant Elementary, and as an administrator at Lakeport, Roosevelt, Ward-Cottrell (Marine City), and Michigamme Schools.  As a member of the Michigan Association of School Boards, he has completed 48 C.B.A. Units (Continuing Educating Units) and 70 E.D.U.’s.  He is a passionate advocate for children and for those who work on their behalf and is committed to creating a culture of excellence through open communication and mutual respect.

Brian and Barb, have five adult children and eight grandchildren. He attends First United Methodist Church in Port Huron and sings in the Sanctuary Choir. Mr. Winters is a lifelong resident of Port Huron and continues to live within the city.  

“Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth for what they believe is what they become.”

Brooke Hampton

Denise Brooks January 2019

Denise Brooks
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2022

Denise M. Brooks is the President/CEO of the YMCA of the Blue Water Area. Denise joined the YMCA in March of 2009. Previously, she was President of the Port Huron Hospital Foundation and worked at Port Huron Hospital for more than 18 years. She currently serves on the board of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County and recently completed a six-year term on the board of St. Clair County Community College.

She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University after transferring from St. Clair County Community College. She is a loyal Big Red!

Denise and her husband, Dave, are Port Huron natives who are actively involved in the community.

Hayley Alderman January 2019

Hayley Alderman
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Hayley Alderman was elected to the Port Huron Schools Board of Education in November of 2014. Hayley attended school here and became a passionate advocate for students and the professionals who positively impacted her along the way.

She graduated from Port Huron High School in 2012 and went on to Central Michigan University as a Leader Advancement Scholar. She graduated from Central in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Leadership.

Hayley believes in the power of service. She co-coordinates the Armour-Hancock Community Garden and volunteers for Hunter Hospitality House as well as Adopt-A-Highway.

Hayley welcomes any comments or concerns you may have.

Tim McCulloch January 2019

Tim McCulloch
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2022

Timothy A. McCulloch is not new to the Board, having previously served as a trustee from 2010-2014. He currently is on staff at Colonial Woods Missionary Church, serving as their Business & Finance Director since December 2014. Tim worked for the City of Fraser as the Finance Director/Treasurer prior to coming to Colonial Woods.

Tim and his wife, Joann, have been married since 2002, and have three daughters who attend Port Huron Schools.Tim graduated from Baker College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He also received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Baker College.

Joe Bixler January 2019

Joseph W. Bixler
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2024

Presently serves as an Extension Educator in the Greening Michigan Institute on the Government/Public Policy work team and the Community Food Systems work team.
Previously has served as a District Coordinator for Michigan State University Extension from 2010-2017
Served as a County Extension Director in Shiawassee County from 2006-2010 providing community and economic development program expertise.
Served as the Deputy County Administrator for St. Clair County, responsible for the coordination and supervision of all internal service functions and facilitated numerous corporate initiatives and external projects on behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the County Administrator/Controller.
Served as the County Director for the Michigan State University Extension in St. Clair County from 1999-2001 focusing on programs in community development and State/Local Government education.
Previous to the director’s role with MSUE, served as the 4-H/Youth Educator from 1996-1999.
Graduated from Oakland University with a B.S. degree in Human Resource
Development and Psychology and received his Masters of Science in General
Administration from Central Michigan University.

Ann Murphy
Ann Murphy
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Ann E. Murphy attended Port Huron Area Schools K-12 and is a 1966 graduate of Port Huron High School. Ann graduated from Albion College in 1970 and taught life and physical science at Adams Jr. High in Wayne/Westland from 1970-74. In 1974, Ann retired from teaching and she and her late husband John raised four children, Todd, Brian, Katie and Megan in the Port Huron Area School District. In 1993, Ann revived her career in education teaching biology for 15 years at Port Huron Northern High School. She served as an interim assistant principal at PHN during the 2008-09 school year. Ann retired for a second time in June of 2009 and is honored to have the opportunity to serve our students and our district as a Trustee of the Board.

Laurie Oldford January 2019

Laurie Oldford
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2024

Laurie L. Oldford graduated from Central Michigan University and began her teaching career in the Port Huron Area School District. She has a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Oakland University. Laurie taught in Special Education and Early Childhood Education classrooms for 10 years and went on to become a School Social Worker, working in the majority of the schools in the PHASD for over 19 years.  She developed and implemented Conflict Resolution Programs throughout the district, which included Peer Mediation, Staff Training
and Classroom Instruction.

Laurie is currently on the Board of Directors for Port Huron Civic Theatre and is frequently involved in the productions as music director and producer. She directs the Choirs of St. Joseph, Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron and served at PTO president at Thomas Edison Elementary School for 2 years. Laurie has one son who attends Fort Gratiot Middle School.


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