Vice President: Christopher P. Rybinski

I have served on the Board since 2005. My current term expires in 2009. During my tenure on the Board of Education I have served as Trustee for 2 years and as V.P. for 1 year. I serve on committees such as Building and Grounds and Athletic.

I live in Maple River township and graduated from Inland Lakes. I've had 4 years Apprenticeship from Lansing Commuity College for Heat & Frost Insulators Local #47 union. I have been married for 14 years to my wife Janine and we have four children. Victoria (Tori) is 12, Joshua (Josh) is 9, Kaleb is 7 and Isabella (Bell) is 4.

The reasons I serve on the Board of Education is with four children in the Pellston school system, I want to offer my help in seeing to the smooth operation of our schools.

My goal is to let people know what a great school we have so that our enrollment will increase. I suggested that Pellston Public Schools consider a pre-school program that would help to keep our local young ones in the area. By doing this we hope that parents of these pre-school aged children will continue educating their children at Pellston Public Schools. As a result, we have a cooperative agreement with Bear Cub Day Care/Pre-School in Pellston.

My greatest challenges have been dealing with student behavior issues and the question of closing our campus during the lunch hour. On the other hand it has been a joy to watch new and innovative ideas being implemented at Pellston Public Schools, all for the benefit of our students.

While on the Board I look forward to seeing our enrollment grow to the point where we will need to add on to our buildings.

My personal interests include volunteering for the fire dept., camping, hunting & fishing, and spending time with my family.