LPS Board of Education

  • The Livonia Public Schools School Board is committed to working together for the best interests of the students and families of Livonia Public Schools.  All Board members are MASB certified, thereby achieving the Standard of Excellence Whole Board Award.

     

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    Mark Johnson
    President
    Mark Johnson
    Email:   
    mjohnson22@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:   
    248-890-6946
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2026

    Mark Johnson was elected to the Board in June of 2010, and reelected in 2014, 2018, and 2022. He is a graduate of Livonia Bentley High School and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from the University of Toledo and a Juris Doctor Cum Laude from the Detroit College of Law. Mark is the parent of two former LPS students. He previously served on the District School Improvement Team and currently serves on the LPS Education Foundation Board of Directors.  He is now retired, after 35 years as a trial lawyer. Mark is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Master Board Member Award.

     

    Karen Bradford
    Vice President

    Karen Bradford


    Email:

    kbradfor@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:
    734-788-3165
    Term Ends:
    12/31/2024

    Karen Bradford was elected to the Board in November 2016 and reelected in 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Master of Arts degree in Reading from Eastern Michigan University. She worked part-time as a substitute teacher and also worked as an ACAT tester at Webster Elementary. Karen is the proud parent of four LPS graduates and was very active in the PTA, having served as past president of Hoover, Holmes, and Stevenson in addition to many other PTA/PTSA board positions. She also served on the District School Improvement Team and the LPS Return to Learn Task Force, and currently serves on the LPS Vision Forward Team. Karen is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Distinction.

     

    Tammy Bonifield
    Secretary

    Tammy Bonifield


    Email:
    tbonifie3@livoniapublicschools.org

    Phone: 
    734-432-0789
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2024

    Tammy Bonifield was elected to the Board in November 2012 and reelected in 2016 and 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Tammy works as an accountant for a Northville firm. Tammy is the treasurer of the Livonia AM Rotary and held several leadership positions with her sons' Boy Scout troop. She has two children who are graduates of LPS. Tammy has held numerous PTA board positions, and has served on the Elementary Report Card Task Force, District School Improvement Team, and the Taylor-Hoover Transition Team. Tammy is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Master Board Member Award.

     

    Madeline Acosta
    Trustee 

    ACOSTA
    Email:   
    macosta@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:   
    734-237-7801
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2024

    Madeline Acosta was elected to the Board in November 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a second Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wayne State University, and completed coursework towards a Master of Arts in Teaching. Madeline previously worked in Southwest Detroit as a Bilingual Educational Technician, Special Education Teacher, and Homeless and Community Liaison. Until her election, Madeline served as a long-term substitute teacher for Livonia Public Schools. Her volunteerism extends from various PTA roles to the Return to Learn Task Force. Madeline currently serves on the LPS Vision Forward Team.  She and her husband, Nico, are proudly raising two sons who attend LPS. Madeline is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Distinction.

     

    Colleen Burton
    Trustee

    colleen burtonEmail:
    cburton3@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone: 
    734-788-7988
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2026

    Colleen Burton was elected to the Board in November of 2009 and reelected in 2014, 2018, and 2022. She is a graduate of Livonia Bentley High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Harding University. Colleen is the parent of three LPS graduates. She currently works as a sales assistant. She has served as a member of the District School Improvement Team; PTA President, Treasurer, and Membership Chairperson; and Stevenson Booster Club School Beautification Chairperson. Colleen is currently a member of the LPS Vision Forward Team.  She is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Master Diamond Award.

     

    Dan Centers
    Trustee

    dan centers


    Email: 
       
    dcenters@livoniapublicschools.org

    Phone: 
    734-237-8602
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2024 

    Dan Centers was appointed to office on May 7, 2014 and elected for the remaining two years of that term.  He was reelected in November 2016 and November 2020 for four-year terms. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University. He is currently Chief of Staff for Senator Dayna Polehanki. Dan is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Distinction.

     

     
    Liz Jarvis
    Trustee 
    Liz Jarvis

    Email:    
    ljarvis@livoniapublicschools.org

    Phone: 
    248-473-1548
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2026
     

    Liz Jarvis was elected to the Board in 2014 and reelected in 2018 and 2022. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Graphic Design, from Michigan State University. Liz works as a calligrapher by commission. She is the parent of three LPS graduates. She served on the District School Improvement team and the Livonia PTSA Council, and currently serves on the LPS Education Foundation Board of Directors. She is a big cheerleader for our Livonia FIRST Robotics Teams. Liz is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Distinction.