Hazel Park Schools Board of Education


Mr. Ricky Nagy
President

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Mrs. Sherrie Polowski
Vice - President
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Mrs. Sherrie Polowski has been a Hazel Park Resident for 21 years.  She has been married to her husband Andy for 25 years.  They have three children—Andrea, Angela, and Andrew—all of which graduated from Hazel Park Schools.

Sherrie has been raising her children and taking care of her family since graduating from Royal Oak Schools.  She is involved with the National PTSA, Michigan PTSA, Hazel Park PTA Council, Lions Club, and the Senior All-Night Party.

Sherrie Polowski serves on the board because she loves doing volunteer work and working together for all children.  She believes that Hazel Park is a great place and that she has a lot to offer the city and the district.


 
Mr. Charles Hemple
Secretary
 
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Mr. Charles Hemple moved to Hazel Park with his family in 1980, and attended Webb Junior High.  Charles has been married for 15 years to his wife Sue who also attended Hazel Park Schools.  They have three children: Chuckie, Zack, and Raelyn.

Mr. Hemple graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1985.  He received further education from Macomb Community College and the Local 80 Training Center.  He has spent ten years in the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 80.  Aside from work, Mr. Hemple has spent time doing various other activities throughout the community, including the Downtown Development Authority, Health and Reproductive Committee, Parent Committee for Indian Education Program.  He is also a Precinct Delegate for the Democratic Party of Hazel Park and an Assistant Coach for 6th grade U.O. Boys Basketball.

Mr. Hemple got interested in what was going on in the school district when his son was born.  He thought he could make a difference and represent all students of Hazel Park.


 
Ms. Rose Mary Hammonds
Treasurer
 
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Ms. Hammonds, more commonly known as Rosie, moved to Hazel Park in 1965.  After 48 years, she and her family still reside in Hazel Park.  Her sons Hollis W. and Billy, both attended Hazel Park Schools.  Rosie is blessed with four grandchildren, all of which attended Hazel Park Child Care programs and two of which attend Hazel Park Elementary Schools.
 
Rosie attended Detroit Public Schools K – 9 grade and Madison High Schools 10 -12 grade, graduating in 1961.  After graduation she worked for a C.P.A.  Attending Oakland Community College for a Associates Degree in Business Administration. She is a Certified School Board Member with M.A.S.B.
 
In September of 1977, Rosie began working for the Hazel Park School District. She started working as a hall monitor at the high school.  In March of 1979, she went to work  in the Transportation Department driving a big yellow bus, until her retirement in 2005. After working for the Hazel Park School District for 27.5 years, she has seen changes both good and bad.  Rosie wants to make a difference not only for her grandchildren, but also for all of the children in Hazel Park.

Mr. Ryan Cook
Trustee
 
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Mrs. Laura LaForme
Trustee
 
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Mrs. Laura LaForme and her husband are both lifelong residents of Hazel Park and both graduated from Hazel Park Schools. Mrs. LaForme and her husband have two children. Emily attends Hazel Park High School, and their son Ethan attends United Oaks Elementary.Laura is a 3rd generation Hazel Park graduate, graduating in 1989.
 
Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Oakland University and an Associate’s Degree in Social Work. She has become a Certified Board Member with the Michigan Association of School Board Members. Laura is employed by the General Dynamics Company Axletech located in Troy. Aside from her career and school board activities, Laura LaForme is a member of the Hazel Park Lions Club, United Oaks PTA President, and the Co-Chairs the HP Holiday Basket program. Laura is also and an advocate of childhood cancer organizations and the Make a Wish Foundation.
 
Laura LaForme is a school board member because she believes in the students, employees, and the community. Laura advocates teamwork in the community to help stabilize the district during hard economic times.


 
Mrs. Sue Hemple
Trustee
 
 

 

 

 

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