Executive Board

2024 Elected Officers

Officers are elected for a four-year term of service. Appointed officers are selected by the voting members of the Executive Board (Elected Officers). Officer elections take place online prior to the annual conference.


Frances Lazette

Scarlett Middle School


Carmen Ruiz-Sánchez

Michigan State University


Melissa Dalton

Scripps Middle School

Immediate Past President

Susan Hojnacki

Aquinas College

2024 Board Appointed Officers

Executive Treasurer

Catherine Savone

Walled Lake Northern HS

Executive Secretary

Anne Violin-Wigent

Michigan State University

Public Affairs Liaison

Julie Foss

Saginaw Valley State University

Communications Director

Jennifer McCollum

Patrick Henry Middle School

MIWLA Past Presidents

2023         Susan Hojnacki, Aquinas College

2022         Kristi Shaffer, Washtenaw International High School

2021         Katharina Häusler-Gross, Aquinas College

2020         Marci Harris, Ann Arbor Public Schools

2019         Michael Vrooman, Grand Valley State University

2018         Erin Parris-Dallia, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

2017         Dan Noren, Ferris State University

2016         Viviana Muriel de Bonafede, Detroit Public Schools

2015         Julie Foss, Saginaw Valley State University

2014         Angelika Kraemer, Michigan State University

2013         Sara Blossom Bostwick, Williamston Community Schools

2012         Laura Nork Bradshaw, Avondale School District

2011         Anne Violin-Wigent, Michigan State University, E. Lansing

2010         Margaret Cottrill, Mason Public Schools

2009         Susan Formento Buffa, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools

2008         Jennie L. Frazier, Grand Rapids Public Schools

2007         Irma Torres, Birmingham Public Schools

2006         Margrit Zinggeler, Eastern Michigan University

2005         Lori Webb, Charlotte Middle School, Charlotte

2004         Colleen Meyer, Detroit Country Day Upper School, Beverly Hills

2003         Tom Lovik, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2002         Cindy A. Kendall, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2001         J. Sanford Dugan, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

2000         Marge Mandl, Henry Ford II High School, Sterling Heights

1999         Cecile Pizer, Alcona High School, Lincoln

1998         Jackie Moase-Burke, Oakland Public Schools, Waterford

1997         Emily Serafa Manschot, Northville High School, Northville

1996         Diane Viskochil, Traverse City High School, Traverse City

1995         Sharon Robertson, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

1994         Anne G. Nerenz, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

1993         Barbette Kitchen, Elk Rapids High School, Elk Rapids

1992         Ann S. White, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1991         Dianne Mahalak, Renaissance High School, Detroit

1990         Gerald Meyer, Saginaw Public Schools, Saginaw

1989         Claude-Marie Baldwin, Calvin College, Grand Rapids

1988         Ruth Moltz, Southfield High School, Southfield

1986-87    Herman Teichert, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

1984-85    Sarah Juntune, Okemos High School, Okemos

1982-83    George Mansour, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1980-81    Robert Griffin, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

1978-79    Ann Tukey Harrison, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1976-77    Hugh Veltman, Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale

1974-75    Georges Joyaux, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1972-73    Sister Norbert Vangsness, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids

1970-71    James McClafferty, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids

1968-69    William Hughes, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1966-67    Jack Moeller, Oakland University, Rochester

1964-65    Donald Riddering, Cooley High School, Detroit