West Michigan Academy’s Board of Directors stands firm for safe, secure schools to ensure that every child receives a first-class education.

The Board is focused on student achievement, parent satisfaction, and safe, secure location for learning.

WMAES operates under the public school academy governance structure in which the Academy is authorized (received its charter from) Central Michigan University Board of Trustees. CMU Board of Trustees appoints the WMAES Board of Directors. Members are required to be bona fide citizens of Michigan, undergo criminal records check, and comply with conflict of interest guidelines established by law and CMU.

To contact a West Michigan Academy Board Member, please contact the Board’s Corresponding Agent, Stan Rathbun, at 616.785.8440 or stanrathbun@choiceschools.com.

Click here to download our 2019-2020 WMAES Board Meeting Calendar.

We will be holding a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. Click here to view the Public Notice of the Open Meeting. 

Current School Board Members

Peter Vandersluis, President

Matthew Smith, Vice President

Jayme Lesperance, Secretary

Dr. Philip Wheeler, Member

Stan Rathbun, Board Liaison

Interested in becoming a Board Member for West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science?

Fill out our Board Member application here. The instructions for submitting the form are located at the bottom of the document.