Gull Lake Community Schools

Graduating Leaders

 Board Members
Carole Mendez
   Mrs. Carole Mendez
   Board President

   Term Expires:    December 31, 2020


Carole Mendez is an attorney with Stryker Corp.  Prior to that, Carole was Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Ritz Camera Centers, Inc.  Carole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan and on the MSU Kellogg Biological Station Director's Advisory Board.  Carole is also affiliated with the Junior League of Kalamazoo, past president of the Junior League of Annapolis, and a native of Battle Creek.  She and her husband Juan have three children.
jon scott
   Mr. Jon Scott
   Board Vice President

Term Expires:  December 31, 2020            


Jon Scott and his wife, Starla (Wank) are graduates of Gull Lake Community Schools.  Their three children, Alex is a 2013 graduate and attends the University of Colorado, while daughter Megan and son Gabriel are current students within the district.Jon attended Michigan State University where he received two Bachelor degrees; one in Landscape Architecture and another in Crop and Soil Sciences.  In addition he holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University, and a Juris Doctor (law) degree from Thomas Cooley Law School.  Jon is the president of his family business, Gull Lake View Golf Club, where he has worked since 1992. 
Jeff Brown    Mr. Jeff Brown
   Board Secretary

Term Expires:    December 31, 2018

Jeff Brown is currently the State Director for Communities In Schools of Michigan, the nations leading drop-out prevention program.  Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Poverty Reduction Initiative, Health and Wellness Center Director at the Sherman Lake YMCA and Director of Housing and Student Activities at Grand Valley State University.  He and his wife Sandy Game owned and operated businesses for 22 years in Gull Lake, Portage and Lansing.  He has served on the Gull Lake Performing Arts Foundation Board, Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Richland Area Community Center, Louis Walker Institute, Freedom Schools and National League of Cities Peer Poverty Network leadership Boards.  Jeff and Sandy have lived in Richland since 1980.  Their three adult children Sean, Jesse and Hanna Game-Brown are all Gull Lake graduates.  They have one grandson, Sebastian Game-Brown.
Laura Burr
   Mrs. Laura Burr
   Board Treasurer

Term Expires:    December 31, 2022

Laura Burr and her husband Robert have resided in Richland since 1994.  They have two children who have attended Gull Lake Community Schools since Kindergarten. Laura is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.  She has worked for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since 1993 and is currently an Associate Director of Internal Audit.  She is a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Gull Lake Sports Boosters and various professional associations. Laura volunteers for the Richland Area Relay for Life and other community and school events.  
Richard Miller     Mr. Richard Miller   
    Board Trustee

    Term Expires: December 31,2018

Richard Miller and his wife, Sue, have resided in in the district for 23 years.  Their three children, Kimberly, Matthew and Daniel are graduates of Gull Lake Community Schools.  Mr. Miller is a retired public school teacher and currently employed as a Realtor at Century 21 Realtor. Richard holds a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Spring Arbor University as well as a Master’s degree from Michigan State University in Educational Administration.  He has served on many committees, such as Coldwater Education Association negotiation team, curriculum development, State of Michigan curriculum committee and MAPHERD, Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce, Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors, Michigan Realtors and NAR.  In addition he has also served on the Gull Lake Athletic Booster and Grad Bash committees.

  Brad Bagley  Mr. Brad Bagley   
   Board Trustee

Term Expires:    December 31, 2022


Lin Marklin    Mrs. Lin Marklin
   Board Trustee 
   Term Expires:    December 31, 2018
Lin Marklin is an instructor at Kellogg Community College and a small business owner.  Her professional career in post-secondary education has included an emphasis in educational technology and teaching excellence.  She is a certified online instructor through the Michigan Virtual Learning Collaborative.  Lin has served on the Technology Committee and the Online Course Development Committee at Kellogg Community College.  She is a member of the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning, Michigan Foster Parent Association, and Michigan Education Association.  She and her husband have been foster parents since 1997.  Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from MSU, Master of Science in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from MTU as well as two Masters of Art from WMU, one in Communication and one in Educational Technology.