Board of Education Members
Terms of Office
Lewis Madill: President (2017-2022)
Nicole Persing-Wethington: Vice President (2017-2022)
Wendy Kucharek: Secretary (2019-2024)
Stacey Huber: Treasurer (2019-2024)
James Hulbert: Trustee (2015-2020)
Lori Johnson: Trustee (2019-2024)
David Malm: Trustee (2019-2020)
Stacey (Brown) Huber
Stacey Huber is a lifelong resident of Grayling and a Grayling High School alumna (Class of 2005). "My blood runs green," she said, adding, "Go, Vikes!"
She began working in banking in 2006 while attending Kirtland Community College, and says she fell in love with the world of finance. She presently works as a mortgage originator for a small community bank, State Savings Bank, in Grayling.
Her parents, Jim and Roxanne Brown, are also lifelong Grayling residents and GHS alumni -- Jim, graduated with the Class of 1976 and Roxanne (Pettit) with the Class of 1984. Her brother Paul (Class of 2007) and her uncle David Pettit and aunt Tamara (Pettit) Harwood are GHS grads as well.
Her husband, Tyler Huber, is a 2003 GHS graduate, and their children, Ava and Owen, are enrolled in the ELY program at Grayling Elementary School.
Ms. Huber's priority on the board of education is in "maintaining and growing our exceptional opportunities we are able to offer to our students."
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-370-4001
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 email@example.com.
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 -- one a student at Grayling Elementary School and two who attend Grayling Middle 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Lori Johnson graduated from Central Michigan University in August of 1984 and was hired in September as a special education teacher at Frederic Elementary School. She transferred to Grayling Middle School the year after GMS was remodeled and retired from her position there in June 2018 after a 34-year career in special education.
"Being on the board of education has provided me the opportunity to stay connected to the education programs our community provides," said Ms. Johnson. "CASD continues to be a leader in education, and I want to be sure all students are provided the opportunity to be career and college ready."
She enjoys participating in outdoor activities with family, hanging out with her horse at her farm, reading and gardening. She also volunteers and is a member of three Frederic Township committees.
She is married to Bill Johnson, a GHS graduate, and her daughters are GHS grads as well -- Laura in 2009 and Ciara in 2012. Her stepsons, Bill Johnson III and Bryon Johnson, also attended schools in the CASD. Her mother, Donna Horning, is a 1957 GHS graduate.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-350-5378.