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.

    Mark Johnson
    President

    Mark Johnson
    Email:   
    mjohnson22@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:   
    734-591-9408
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2022

    Mark Johnson was elected to the Board in June of 2010, and re-elected 2014 and 2018. He is a graduate of Livonia Public Schools, and attended the University of Toledo where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree. Mark is the parent of one LPS graduate and one current LPS student. He has been a trial lawyer for more than 25 years. Mark is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Master Board Member Award.

     

     

    Colleen Burton
    Vice President

    Colleen Burtons


    Email:
    cburton3@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone: 
    734-788-7988
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2022

    Colleen Burton was elected to the Board in November of 2009 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018. 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 certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Master Diamond Award.

     

    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 re-elected 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 holds 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.

     

     

    Karen Bradford
    Trustee

    Karen Bradford


    Email:
    kbradfor@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:
    734-632-0030
    Term Ends:
    12/31/2024

    Karen Bradford was elected to the Board in November 2016 and re-elected 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 works 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 has also served on the District School Improvement Team, as well as the LPS Return to Learn Task Force. Karen is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Merit.

     

     

    Dan Centers
    Trustee

    Dan Centers

    Email:
    dcenters@livoniapublicschools.org
    Phone:
    734-237-8602
    Term Ends:
    12/31/2024

    Dan Centers was appointed to the Board in May 2014, elected for the remaining two-year term in 2014, and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University and graduated with honors and a teaching certificate in 2007. Dan is a former elementary school teacher, and is currently the Chief of Staff for Michigan's 7th Senate District. He volunteers with the Livonia Jaycees and the West Oaks Civitan group (a local branch of Civitan International). Dan is certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards and has achieved the MASB Award of Distinction.

     

     

    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 earned 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. Madeline is the PTSA President at Stevenson High School and, until her election, she served as a long-term substitute teacher for Livonia Public Schools. Her volunteerism extends from the various PTA roles at Riley and Holmes to the Return to Learn Task Force. Madeline and her husband, Nico, are proudly raising two sons who attend LPS. Madeline has taken the required courses to become MASB certified and will soon receive an official notification from MASB.


    Liz Jarvis
    Trustee 

    Liz Jarvis


    Email:    
    ljarvis@livoniapublicschools.org

    Phone: 
    248-473-1548
    Term Ends: 
    12/31/2022
     

    Liz Jarvis was elected to the Board in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Graphic Design, from Michigan State University. Liz is a stay-at-home mom, and also works as a calligrapher by commission. She is the parent of three LPS graduates. She serves on the District School Improvement team, the LPS Education Foundation Board of Directors, and the Livonia PTSA Council. 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 Merit.