Board of Education 

Each school district in Michigan is governed by a board of education. Under state law, school board members are state officers who carry out the state’s educational obligations at the local level. Every school board member must take an oath of office promising to uphold all laws. Portage Public Schools Trustees are elected to four year terms.

Portage School Board Trustees:

Randy VanAntwerp
Randy VanAntwerp
President
Board Member since 2009
Board term expires 2018
MASB Certified Board Member
Award of Merit,
Advocacy Skills Specialty Award
rvanantwerp@portageps.org
269-327-5742
 
Terri Novaria
Terri Novaria
Vice President
Board Member since 2014
Board term expires 2020
tnovaria@portageps.org
269-345-2404
 
Celeste Shelton-Haris
Dr. Celeste Shelton-Harris
Secretary
Board Member since 2014
Board Term expires 2018
cshelton@portageps.org
269-366-4959
 
Kurt Droppers
Kurt Droppers
Trustee
Board Member since 2015
Board term expires 2020
kdroppers@portageps.org
269-388-3884
 
Rusty Rathburn
Rusty Rathburn
Trustee
Board Member since 2008
Board term expires 2020
MASB Certified Board Member
rrathburn@portageps.org
269-385-4178
 
Bo Snyder
Robert 'Bo' Snyder
Trustee
Board Member since 2009
Board term expires 2020
MASB Certified Board Member
rsnyder@portageps.org
269-381-3585
 
Joanne Willson
Joanne Willson
Board Member since 2010
Board term expires 2018
MASB Certified Board Member
MASB Award of Merit
willjoanneptg@aol.com
269-323-2486