Board of Education Members
Terms of Office
Wendy Kucharek: President (2013-2018)
David Malm: Vice President (2013-2018)
Carol Ramaswamy: Secretary (2013-2018)
Lewis Madill: Treasurer (2017-2022)
Richard Febey: Trustee (2015-2020)
James Hulbert: Trustee (2015-2020)
Nicole Persing-Wethington: Trustee (2017-2022)
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Rick Febey has been a resident of Grayling since 1981. He graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, then earned a B.S. in physical education from the University of Iowa in 1967 and a B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Illinois in 1973.
He taught physical education and coached gymnastics and tennis at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, prior to beginning a career in physical therapy. Since 1984, he has been in private physical therapy practice.
He and his wife Barbara, a retired GHS mathematics teacher, have three grown children who attended CASD schools. He enjoys golfing, cooking and playing the banjo.
Mr. Febey can be reached at 989-889-5220 or email@example.com.
Jim Hulbert attended Frederic Elementary School for grades K-6, Grayling Middle School for grades 7-8 and Grayling High School for grades 9-12. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in social work. Mr. Hulbert returned to Frederic in 1996 and has worked with Northern Family Intervention Services, Inc., as a family specialist since 1998.
Mr. Hulbert's three oldest children completed home school programs and five graduated from GHS (in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2015).
First elected to the school board in 2005, his priorities include academic excellence and financial accountability. His work exposes him to most of the surrounding schools, and he says, "The CASD is a leader in assisting children, youth and families in a well-rounded and highly performing school experience."
He can be reached at 989-350-0248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy Feldhauser Kucharek has ties to Crawford County that date back to the 1880s when the Feldhauser family moved here. Her great grandfather built the Feldhauser School, which still stands on the corner of North Down River and Wakeley Bridge roads. Her mother was a Sorenson, so "I grew up in the funeral home." She is the daughter of Hank Feldhauser (who died in 1964) and Marlene Lippard, (who died in 1999).
She graduated from Grayling High School in 1973 and married Mike Kucharek in 1976. She has two sons, Charlie (GHS Class of 1995) and Chris (GHS Class of 1996). Chris Kucharek is presently a GMS science teacher and a coach. He and his wife Marlana have three children, two of whom attend Grayling Elementary School. Having her grandchildren attend CASD schools is "part of the reason why I ran for the board," she said.
Ms. Kucharek earned an associate of arts degree from Kirtland Community College in 1995. She worked for the CASD, beginning in 1988 -- as a cook at GES, a hall monitor at GMS and the library paraprofessional at FES and GMS -- until her retirement in 2011.
You can contact her at 989-348-7528 or email@example.com.
Lewis Madill is a lifelong resident of Crawford County who resides in the Frederic/Maple Forest area. He graduated from Grayling High School in 1977, and in 1983, he graduated cum laude from Central Michigan University with a B.S. degree in business administration. Since 1975, he has been employed by AuSable Woodworking.
He married Kristine Klintworth in 1984. They have two children, both GHS graduates. He also has nieces and cousins attending schools in the CASD. Mr. Madill enjoys being with his family, outdoor recreation and sports.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Malm has been a resident of Grayling since 1982. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in wood science/engineering and recently retired after 30 years in the forest products Industry (Weyerhaeuser Company).
Dave and his wife Ann (GHS Class of 1979) have three daughters: Kaera and Andrea (Class of 2012 and currently attending Grand Valley State University) and Meagan (Class of 2014).
He can be reached at email@example.com or 989-348-3219.
Carol Ramaswamy has lived in Grayling since 1982. She earned a B.S.N. degree from Mercy College of Detroit (now University of Detroit-Mercy) and works as a surgical nurse at Mercy Hospital of Grayling.
Her priorities are to meet all students' needs and to keep CASD's academic programming solid during tough financial times: "The board of education is trying to come up with creative and neat ways for CASD kids to be ready for the job market. We have really tried and have done a fantastic job in keeping budget cuts away from programs and kids as much as we can. We have not eliminated programs and are keeping class sizes down so that the cuts don't affect the kids as much as is possible."
All four of her children attended K-12 in the CASD. As of 2016, Ravi, who graduated from the University of Michigan and earned his teaching certificate at Eastern Michigan University, is an educator in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel, who graduated from the University of Michigan, earned a master's degree at Georgetown University and attended medical school at Michigan State University, is a psychiatrist at Loyola of Chicago. Rebecca, who graduated from Vassar College and attended Columbia Law School, is an attorney in Manhattan. Robert, who earned a bachelor's degree at Yale University and a master's degree at George Washington University, is working on his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.
Carol Ramaswamy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 989-348-3000.