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Mike Krajniak Mike Krajniak, President
16545 E Hotchin Avenue
White Pigeon, MI  49099

I have been actively involved with the White Pigeon Community Schools since we moved here in 1989.  I currently am serving my second term as a member of the White Pigeon Community School Board.  I have been employed with the Michigan State Police for the past 24 years, currently assigned to the White Pigeon Detachment as a Sergeant.  My wife Elaine works at White Pigeon Community Schools as a substitute teacher.  We have three children who have all attended White Pigeon Schools.  We are very proud to be a Chief and a part of this great community.

Dan Cropsey, Vice PresidentD. Cropsey
215 S Laird Street
White Pigeon, MI  49099

My name is Dan Cropsey and I am in my fourth year on the White Pigeon Board of Education serving as vice president. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Adrian College majoring in Business Administration in 1973. I am President and CEO of Great Lakes Realty Services and have extensive background in banking and finance. I am a proud member of White Pigeon Rotary having served as its president and I am currently the Interact advisor at White Pigeon High School. I am proud to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow Recipient by the White Pigeon Rotary club. I have served as president of the White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Board, served as a White Pigeon village council member, and served as the White Pigeon village clerk. I have coached little league, varsity basketball, and football in White Pigeon. I am married to my wife Susan and I have two sons Brandon and Brett who both received excellent educations attending White Pigeon Community Schools. I enjoy golfing and being outdoors.

Paul Roe, SecretaryP. Roe

67714 Klinger Lake Road
Sturgis, MI  49091

I am in my third year as a member of the White Pigeon Board of Education, currently serving as secretary. I also have previous board experience in a neighboring school district. A native of Sturgis, I received my B.B.A. degree (major in accounting/minor in law) at Western Michigan University. As a result of my work, my wife and I have been fortunate to live in Kalamazoo, the suburbs of Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles and have experienced their public education programs. We moved to the White Pigeon School District in 2000 but have owned property in the district for almost thirty years. My wife of 45 years is a retired high school teacher. My hobbies include sailing, golf and fishing.

Joe Taylor, Treasurer

Joe Taylor

68981 Thomas Road
White Pigeon, MI  49099
I am in my second year of service as a Trustee on the White Pigeon Board of Education. I attend Glen Oaks Community College studying business. I work at American Axle in Three Rivers and I volunteer with the White Pigeon Chief football program. I am a 2010 graduate from White Pigeon High School and live in Mottville. In my senior year I was the president of Interact and team captain of the football team. 

Fred Shafer Fred Shafer, Trustee

69108 Sevison Road
White Pigeon, MI  49099

I have been on the White Pigeon Board of Education for the past seven years serving as a Trustee. I serve on the school board for the kids. I have lived my whole life in White Pigeon and graduated from White Pigeon High School in 1991. I have worked in the concrete business for the past 19 years.  I am married to my wife Kelly and I have three children, Logan, Cole and Blaine who all attend White Pigeon Community Schools. I like to volunteer and donate my time on school projects and help out with the White Pigeon inline hockey program. I enjoy traveling and watching my sons play hockey and spending time with friends and family.


Jody Davidson, Trustee
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13930 Rivercrest Dr.
White Pigeon, MI 49099
I am excited to be entering into my first term on the Board of Education for White Pigeon Community Schools.  I have attended a Michigan Association of School Boards class and plan to attend many more.  My prior work experience includes purchasing, bills of material, customer service, and sales. I have lived in the area most of my life.   In 2001, we chose to live in White Pigeon primarily for its small town atmosphere and smaller school system.I am married to Ron and we have two sons, Jack and Joshua,  who attend Central Elementary.  We are actively involved in their academic and athletic activities.  Being a stay-at-home mom has allowed me to volunteer much of my free time.  I am the White Pigeon Little League President and a current volunteer for WP Parks and Rec, a current volunteer and past Vice President of Central Parent Organization, and I served on the committee to renew the sinking fund this past May. 
When I am not volunteering or attending my sons' sporting events, I enjoy scrapbooking and watching college football.
Cindy Tippman, Trustee
105 E. Vermont Ave.
White Pigeon, MI 49099
     I am new to the School Board and excited to be a part of White Pigeon Community Schools family.  I grew up in Essexville, MI, graduated from Garber High School and Delta College and lived there until 5 years ago.  I had been a Dental Assistant for over 25 years before moving, and I now teach Dental Assisting at Ross in Granger, IN.  My son, Jack is a junior this year and my daughter, Meredith graduated in 2011.  I am the secretary of the WPCA and a member of the Parish Council at St. Joseph's church.  I worked on the Sinking Fund committee last year and enjoyed meeting other parents and community members that have such a love for this school system.  In my off time, I enjoy my pool, making wine with friends and my children and pets.