With votes cast Monday by representatives of public school boards around Oakland County, Farmington Hills resident Dr. Theresa Rich has been elected to a six-year term on the Oakland Schools Board of Education.
Rich was appointed in 2010 to fill a partial two-year term that expires at the end of this month. According to the Oakland Schools website, she is a veteran employee of General Motors who works in human resources/organizational development. Rich has served on the Farmington Hills Commission on Children, Youth & Families, Farmington Pledge Committee and Farmington Hills/Farmington Foundation for Youth and Families board.
She received her MBA/BBA in Accounting from Grand Valley State University, LL.M (Taxation) and JD from Wayne State University Law School, and Ph.D. (Organization and Management) from Capella University. She is married to Brian Rich and has two children, Zachary and Alyson.
Also elected were Marc Katz, also for a six-year term, and George Ehlert, who will serve a partial two-year term. Katz is a resident of Berkley and served on Berkley Schools Board of Education for 21 years. Ehlert, of South Lyon, currently serves as the Oakland Schools Board of Education president.
Ballots created by the Elections Division of the Oakland County Clerk’s Office were inspected and tallied by three canvassers from local districts: William Dixon, Lamphere; Dennis O’Connor, Novi; and Karen Bolsen, Farmington. All three newly elected officials were sworn in following the announcement of the election results.