Board Member Information

Diane Boehm

Diane Boehm

Mrs. Boehm has lived in the Van Dyke Public School District for over twenty-five years.  Elected in June of 1994, Mrs. Boehm has held offices on the Board of Education as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching and has taken additional course work in educational leadership.  Mrs. Boehm recently retired as a principal from a neighboring elementary school.  Her children are graduates of Lincoln High School.

Richard Carloni

Richard Carloni

Mr. Carloni has lived in the Van Dyke District for over twenty-five years and holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Science as well as an Associate's Degree of General Studies. Appointed in November of 1999, Mr. Carloni was elected to the Board in June of 2000. Mr. Carloni's wife retired from Lincoln High School. They are the proud parents of five children who have all attended Van Dyke Public Schools. In the past Mr. Carloni has volunteered for the District's Science Olympiad, Paint the Town, and has held board positions with the Lincoln High School Band Boosters. Mr. Carloni spends many hours volunteering at the high school band and music programs.

David Cowlbeck

David Cowlbeck

Mr. Cowlbeck is a graduate of McKenzie High School in Detroit and has lived in the Van Dyke community for over thirty years. His four children graduated from Lincoln High School. Mr. Cowlbeck has been a member of the Lincoln High School Band Booster Club and Lincoln High School Athletic Booster Club. Elected in 1994, Mr. Cowlbeck has held the following offices on the Board of Education: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In February of 2001, Mr. Cowlbeck completed course work to become a Certified Board Member and received the Macomb County School Board Association Award of Merit.

Jecinda Jones- Bettie

Jecinda Jones-Bettie

Mrs. Bettie is a long time Van Dyke resident, as well as the proud Mother of 3 children, 2 of which graduated from Lincoln High School and the 3rd is currently attending Van Dyke.  She has been married to her husband Kevin for 13 years.  Mrs. Bettie graduated from Mumford High School in 1992 and has worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 23 years and is currently attending Macomb Community College with a major in Business.  Her goal as a Board member is to ensure that each of our children receive the best education and to graduate as well as be prepared for college and adult life.  Mrs. Bettie is also a member of the Refreshing Word Ministry Church and is the Episcopal Secretary to Bishop Dukes.

Timothy A. Jones II

Mr. Jones has lived in the Van Dyke Public School District for 7 years with family ties in the district for over 20 years. He is a Social Studies teacher in an alternative setting and a political enthusiast. He holds BA degrees in both Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Public Administration/Public Policy from Michigan State and a MAT in Secondary Social Studies from Wayne State. His goal as a Board member is to use his teaching experience to bring voice to the Board. Mr. Jones is also a karaoke rock star and amateur golfer.

Mark Kedzior

Mark Kedzior

Mark Kedzior attended Van Dyke Public Schools from kindergarten to graduation from Lincoln High School in 1970.  He and his wife Anna are proud parents of 2 children who are both graduates of Lincoln High School.  Mark was originally appointed to the Van Dyke Board of Education in June, 1993, and served on the Board until January, 2010.  He was once again appointed to the Board in January, 2018.  As a member of the Board, his main focus is providing a quality education to all students and to encourage and inspire them to be successful in life. 

Ivan Thomas

Ivan Thomas

Mr. Thomas has been a Van Dyke resident for over 12 years.  He is married and has 3 children that attend Van Dyke Public Schools.  He graduated from Osborn High School in Detroit and holds a Business Administration degree from Wayne County Community College as well as certification in Climate Control Technology from Northwestern Technological Institute.  Mr. Thomas is also an advocate and supporter of the Band program as well as the Athletic Department of VDPS.  Mr. Thomas' goal as a Board Member is bridging the gap between Administration, Faculty, Parents and Students with an emphasis on career, college and life readiness for all students.  Having everyone on the same page to help all students achieve their full academic potential is a priority.