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    Brent Mcnitt
    Brent McNitt
    Board President
    Phone: 269-352-1234
    Term expires Dec 31, 2022
    Brent has been an active member of the community since 2001. His consulting and advisory businesses are based in Paw Paw, and he and his wife Heather are currently raising three future Paw Paw graduates (classes of 2023, 2025 and 2029 respectively). Brent attended Western Michigan University and has a degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications. Brent is the current president of Paw Paw Youth Baseball/Softball and enjoys coaching youth teams in basketball and softball. Professionally, Brent is an award-winning speaker and presenter, who has recently been awarded the Partnership of the Year Award by Allstate Financial, presented for working with a local agent to improve their business. Both of his parents are former school principals and his wife is a high school teacher. On serving on the Board, “Serving is to fulfill a tremendous responsibility which was given to me by the voters of Paw Paw to make Paw Paw Public Schools the best place possible to educate our children, and to ensure it reflects the values of this great community.”

    Amy Craddock
    Amy Craddock
    Board Vice President
    Phone: 269-370-0300
    Term expires Dec 31, 2020
    Amy received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Davenport University. She is employed at PNC Bank as a Business Analyst in the Retail Risk, Reporting and Analytics group. Amy and her husband Doug are both graduates of Paw Paw High School and have two children, Mara and Xander who attend Paw Public Schools. Community involvement is very important to Amy; her service includes treasurer of the Wine and Harvest Festival, the Christmas Committee Chair for the Paw Downtown Development Authority, Church Treasurer and the Youth Ministry Team Leader for Red Arrow Ministries. Amy’s appointment to the School Board began in August 2015. “It’s truly an honor to serve on the Board of Education and have the opportunity to promote consistent excellence in our local education system.”
    Shane Criger 
    Board Secretary
    E-mail: scriger@ppps.org
    Term expires: Appointed to the Board Sept 13, 2017; serves until successor is elected at the next school election - Nov 2018

    Shane, his wife and two children moved to Paw Paw in 2009.  The children attend PPPS at the elementary campus. Shane graduated from MSU with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.  He has worked for the Michigan State Police for 18 years, and currently serves as a Detective Lieutenant.  Mr. Criger has coached baseball for the past six years.  He previously served on the Paw Paw Board of Education from April 2014 through December 2016.  He was appointed on September 13, 2017 to fill a vacant board seat and serves because "I want to be involved in moving this great district to new heights and help every child to have the ability and knowledge to succeed in college and beyond."

    Thomas Baney
    Board Trustee
    Home Phone: 269-657-4274
    Cell Phone:  26-303-1269
    Term expires: Appointed to the Board Feb 7, 2018, serves until successor is elected at the next school election - Nov 2018
    Patrick Lynch
    Patrick Lynch
    Board Trustee
    Phone: 269-657-7197
    Term expires Dec 31, 2022
    Pat is a graduate of Watervliet High School and received his Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State College. He is the former owner of Hills Prescription Shop in Paw Paw(having retired in March of 2016). Pat is the father of two children –Darryl and Colleen -both graduates of Paw Paw High School. Pat is past president of Kiwanis Club of Paw Paw and director of the Downtown Development Authority. Pat has served on the Board of Education since 2004–an opportunity to support the community, learn more about the school system, and serve as a steward of public funds as they are used for education in the district.
    Jody Williford
    Jody Williford
    Board Trustee
    Phone: 269-657-7274
    Term expires Dec 31, 2018
    Jody served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Western Michigan University and holds several technical certifications. He is employed at Pfizer in an IT security position. Jody, his wife and three sons reside in Paw Paw, and two of his sons currently attend Paw Paw Public Schools. Jody is active with AYSO soccer, triathlon committee coordinator/member, and is a member of the Freshwater Church. Jody has served on the Board since 2010. As a board member he desires to continue to provide quality education for all children of the district, provide good communication between the district and community, and work with the Board to balance the complex issues and financial challenges of the school district.

    Dale Pease
    Board Trustee
    Phone: 269-760-3355
    Term expires: Appointed to the Board Feb 7, 2018, serves until successor is elected at the next school election - Nov 2018