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Pietrzyk- Karen

Karen Pietrzyk

First Elected May 2008
Term ends December 31, 2020

Karen has been a lifelong resident of Center Line, residing with her husband John of thirty five years on the same street she grew up on.  All four of their children graduated from Center Line and three of the four now reside in the school district with their families.  Five of their seven grandchildren attend Center Line Public Schools.  One daughter is a teacher in the district with an almost 2 year old and a new baby due in May.  The school district and the community have always been of great importance to Karen.

Karen volunteered in the Moms' and Dads' Club for over thirteen years, while serving on their board for six years.  This is a club of parents raising money to help students by purchasing items that are financially impossible for the district.  With the hard work and dedication of parents this club will continue to purchase extras to help our students achieve on the field or in the classroom.

Karen is the president of a third generation family business.

Karen is grateful for the chance to serve on the Board of Education for Center Line Public Schools and will continue to promote a positive vision for the district.

Vice President

Gasowski- Gary

Gary Gasowski

First Elected May 1985
Term ends December 31, 2016

Gary and his wife, Jill, have lived in the Center Line Public School District over 25 years.  They have six children - Nathan, Heather, Nicole, Sarah, Emily and McKenzie.

Gary has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, President, and Trustee of the Center Line Board of Education.  Gary has also taken numerous classes to become more knowledgeable in Board related matters and has accumulated over 2,200 educational credits earning the President's Award from the Michigan Association of School Boards (only seven other Board members in the state have earned this honor).

He is employed by Oakland County where he counsels young people and develops community-based programs for families.  He has been on the part-time faculty of Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College.


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Shelley Harenski
First Appointed August 2016
Term ends December 31, 2018
Shelley was appointed on 8/8/16 to finish out the term vacated by previous board member Dee Lindeman. Shelley has been a resident of Center Line for over 16 years. She is married to Peter, a Center Line Reserve Officer of over 16 years, and has two daughters who both attend Center Line Public Schools. Shelley is very familiar with Center Line, having attended the former St. Clement Elementary and High School for 6 years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University and is a current licensed OT in the State of Michigan. She maintains registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
Shelley has been with her current employer for over 17 years, holding many roles. For 12 years, she was the Operations Director for her office, working with physician specialists, therapists, and having responsibility over expense management, colleague HR decisions, financial statement review, coaching colleagues to demonstrate the best customer service possible, and having to perform service recovery as needed.
Shelley is excited to be part of the Center Line Board of Education, seeing how different today is when it comes to raising children. She is registered to begin classes through the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and is looking forward to bringing her background together with the Board to create a positive, welcoming, safe educational environment for our children, while growing the district for continued success.



Vickers- Darrell

Darrell Vickers
First Elected May 2007
Term ends December 31, 2020

Darrell and his wife Cheryl have three children and have lived in the district for seventeen years.  Their children are graduates of Center Line High School; daughter Nicole, Class of 2007, son Darrell, Class of 2010, and daughter Amber, Class of 2013.

Darrell and his wife are proud grandparents to three wonderful grandchildren.  The oldest is attending Center Line Public Schools

The Vickers family are very active in community needs programs and help supply dinners to hundreds of people every month through their church. 

Darrell has served on the Bid Opening, District Safety, Sites and Facilities, Community Service, and Finance Committees.   He is a Certified Board Member through the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).


Grey-Pugliese- Pamela

Pamela Grey-Pugliese

First Elected May 2009
Term ends December 31, 2016

Pamela is a mother of two children who attend Center Line Public Schools.  She was born and raised in Warren and graduated from East Detroit High School.  Pamela attended Macomb Community College for Broadcast Media and Communications.  She has worked in several media capacities including print, TV, radio, and marketing.  She is a free-lance writer for the Thumb Print News publication.  She currently is the Digital Marketing Director in the Business Development Center at Lincoln of Troy.  Pamela is currently completing online classes with Lead Management through Ford Motor Company. 

As a Center Line Public Schools' Board of Education member, Pamela has completed her Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Level I CBA certification, has 215 educational credits, and has earned the Award of Distinction from MASB.

Pamela is a nature lover, loves organic foods, and natural health solutions.  She spends most of her free time at her seasonal home in Northern Michigan with family and friends.  She is an avid reader of biographies, fiction law novels, and education legislation periodicals.

Pamela believes that our children today face many challenges that did not exist years ago.  Focusing on the support, encouragement, and quality education that leads kids on the right path is a goal of Pamela's.  Transparency and open lines of communication for all parents and community members in the district are also important goals for her. 

Pamela strongly believes the use of all media outlets can greatly enhance community awareness and communication.  Knowledge in all areas of the district, including economic trends, financial status, educational trends, and diversity assist Pamela in her decison making as a Board of Education member.  Pamela is proud to be a part of the Center Line Public School District, values all staff, and believes every student is a precious commodity to be nutured.


Harrington- Karen

Karen Harrington, Trustee
First Elected - November 2014
Term Ends - December 31, 2020

Karen Harrington is a lifelong resident of Center Line, attending Miller Elementary, Busch Junior High, and Center Line High School.  Karen, her husband of forty five years Tim, and their children Patrick and Shannon, are all graduates of Center Line Public Schools.  Karen has spent many years in volunteer service to the school district by serving in the past as PTC President at Peck Elementary and has volunteered on every school bond and millage campaign for the past thirty five years.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Karen began teaching at Wolfe Middle School.  While at Wolfe, she earned a Masters of Education from Oakland University.  Karen served as secretary and public relations chairperson for the Center Line Education Association.  Retiring in 2013 after an extremely fulfilling career as a middle school teacher, Karen has decided to embark onto another phase of her career, serving as a Board of Education member.

"As a dedicated teacher for over twenty five years at Center Line Public Schools, I devoted my life to improving the education of all of my students.  I am now dedicated to continuing to improve Center Line Schools for all of our children."


Newnan- Henry
Henry Newnan
First Elected May 2010
Term Ends December 31, 2018

Henry is a taxpayer and single man who has worked or lived in Warren for more than twenty years.  Born in Detroit, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1980, and received three Summa Cum Laude Associates from Macomb Community College in Communication Arts.  Henry has worked in several media capacities in Michigan including graphic design, website design, newsletter publishing, and video production.

Providing top-flight educational opportunities for our kids at every level is Henry's top priority.  In the end, he feels that each of us is responsible for what we make of our lives.  Since fortune favors the prepared, he encourages students to be diligent and develop brave hearts.  Having a career and college focus from an early age is key to a child's later success in our competitive world.

Henry is self-employed as a graphic designer and as an estate trustee.  He brings his environmental and business perspectives to his role as a Center Line Public Schools Trustee.  Henry has earned the Master Board Member Award through the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB).

Henry's goals are to build the health of our community by supporting student achievement and our district.  The Center Line School District is an exceptionally good place for students to be.