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Dan Flynn  Dan Flynn
President

318 Lake Shore Dr
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 786-0882 
danflynn64@hotmail.com 
Dan Flynn was elected to the Escanaba Board of Education in 2014. Mr. Flynn has been a resident of Escanaba for 44 years. Mr. Flynn is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Education and a master's degree in Health Education. His educational experience includes teacher, coach, and administrator for the Escanaba Area Schools. Mr. Flynn served on the Michigan High School Athletic Association's elected governing board, the Representative Council, for 22 years as an Upper Peninsula member.


Bob Chaillier  Bob Chaillier
Vice President

1608 4th Ave S
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 233-7479
bchaillier@eskymos.com
Bob Chaillier was elected to the Board of Education in 2016. Mr. Chaillier has been a resident of Escanaba all his life, graduating from Escanaba High School in 1989. He has been a registered MHSAA official for over 20 years. Mr. Chaillier has been employed with Rotech Healthcare, Inc. as a Service Center Supervisor for 20 years. He is an active member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) currently serving as the Chairman. Mr. Chaillier is married to the former April Charlebois, who also serves on the EAPS Board of Education. They have two children, Madelyn and Nick, both of whom attend Escanaba Area Public Schools.


 Kathleen Jensen Kathleen Jensen
Secretary

116 S 2nd St
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 553-9207 
kjensen208@gmail.com 
Mrs. Jensen is a retired Green Bay economics and political science teacher, working now as a biblical counselor in Escanaba.  A 1973 Esky grad, she holds a BA from the UW-Green Bay and a MA Ed. from Lesley University, and coached debate, Academic Decathlon, political discussion groups, and service clubs while teaching. Active at Calvary Baptist Church, and the Bay de Noc Choral Society, she writes Bible studies and sews quilts and bags for fun.  She and her husband have welcomed two foreign exchange students and four foster children, provided housing to many young people in need.  Having retired to their hometown of Escanaba, they enjoy traveling, camping, and spending lots of time with their three daughters’ families and 13 grandchildren.


James L. Hermans  James L. Hermans
Treasurer

5199 M.5 Ln
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 789-9372
jhermans@eskymos.com
James L. Hermans, a native of Escanaba, was elected to the Board of Education in 2000. Mr. Hermans graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education. He received a Master of Arts in 1973 in Education and Administration. Mr. Hermans also has 30+ hours in School Law and Finance. He is a member of St. Anne’s Church, Escanaba and is on the Michigan Works! Job Force Board (2004-present). Mr. Hermans is a former member of the Bay College Board of Trustees (2006-2017) and the Noon Kiwanis (22 years) where he served two terms as president. 


Jim Beauchamp  Jim Beauchamp
Trustee

709 S 14th St
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 399-0289
jabeauchamp@eskymos.com
Jim Beauchamp was elected to the School Board in 2018. Mr. Beauchamp has been a resident of Escanaba for 25 years and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1981. He has been employed with Riverside Chevy for 11 years as a salesman. He is actively involved in the Eskymos Fan Club and is the father of three sons, Jim Jr., John, and Bryn, and one daughter, Ashley, all who graduated from Escanaba High School. He is married to Linda Beauchamp and they enjoy spending time at their cottage on Lake Michigan, vacationing on Beaver Island, traveling and volunteering. He is a member of St. Anne Parish in Escanaba. 


April Chaillier  April Chaillier
Trustee

1608 4th Ave S
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 233-7479
achaillier@eskymos.com
April Chaillier was elected to the Board of Education in 2016. Mrs. Chaillier is a lifelong resident, having graduated from Escanaba High School in 1995. April and her husband Bob are raising two children who attend school in the district. Mrs. Chaillier has worked for the UP Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC Local #111 for 19 years. She is an active member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Chailliers are avid campers, enjoying many summer weekends on Indian Lake.


Todd Milkiewicz  Todd Milkiewicz
Trustee

809 S 18th St
Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 786-7847
tmilkiewicz@eskymos.com
Todd Milkiewicz was appointed to the Board of Education in 2019. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1981, and is a graduate of Bay College. A lifelong resident of Escanaba, Mr. Milkiewicz is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force. He has been employed by United Parcel Service since 1982. Mr. Milkiewicz married Kathy Polaczyk in 1986, and has three daughters – April, Sarah, and Brooke – all of whom graduated from EHS and reside in Escanaba. He has ten grandchildren. He is an usher and active member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Mr. Milkiewicz was previously the EHS JV softball coach, and president of the Escanaba Heartbreakers for 15+ years. He has also been very actively involved in Escanaba Little League for over 25 years, and currently serves as the organization’s Vice President. Mr. Milkiewicz served for many years as a member of the City of Escanaba Planning Commission. In his spare time, you will find him at the softball fields, hockey rink, on the turf, or hunting and fishing.

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