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Board Member Bio's

Scott Maker - President

Scott has lived in the Linden Community School district since 2001.  He moved to the area with his wife Jennifer, daughter Morgan (Class of 2011) and son Collin (Class of 2014). A longtime resident of the Flint area and graduate of Swartz Creek High School and the University of Michigan – Flint, he was drawn to the area for its small town atmosphere, the strong sense of community and excellent quality of education within the schools. He and his family found more than a place to live in Linden, they found a community where they were welcomed and could grow through their involvement in a variety of activities and opportunities, giving back to the community they call home.

A strong believer in service to others, his philosophy is that the greatest impact we can have on the course of our lives is being actively involved at the local level.  His desire to help ensure our children have access to the highest quality education led him to Linden’s Board of Education where he was first elected in 2008. In addition to his service to the District, Scott remains active in the community and supports our Eagle Athletes in various capacities including public address announcer. He is a combat veteran and recently retired from the U.S Marine Corps with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service and manages security and protective services for a corporation in the Detroit area.

 

Shari Luck - Vice President

Shari has lived in the Linden Community School district for many years, and graduated from Linden High School in 1996.  She and her husband Norm have three children enrolled in Linden Schools– Mitchel, Mason, and Ryleigh.  She enjoys attending and being deeply involved with her kid’s activities and sporting events, and treasures their family time, camping trips, and outdoor adventures together.

Shari has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, and is currently enrolled in a Master of Science in Operations Management program through Kettering University.  Shari has worked at Kettering University for 19 years, working currently with all freshman level students, as the First-year Experience Coordinator & Instructor, through the university’s Academic Success Center.  She brings her experience and passion for working with students, along with a leadership and management background to the board, and hopes to make a positive impact on Linden Schools, for many years to come.

Michelle Shayna - Secretary

Michelle has lived in the Fenton/Linden area for most of her life, graduating from Lake Fenton Community Schools in 1993.  She and her husband John have been married for 16 years and have two boys, John Patrick (JP) and Landon.  Both boys attend Linden Middle School.  Michelle currently works for McLaren Fenton.  In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her boys and her family.  She especially cherishes their time at the family cabin up north on Sanford Lake. 

 

Michelle was elected to Linden’s Board of Education in November 2012.  She has enjoyed her service especially meeting and working with so many great people.  Michelle feels that she has already learned a great deal and is excited to see what the future has in store.

 

David Haney - Treasurer

David and his wife Susan have lived in Linden since 2001 and have three children that attend Linden Schools.  He worked in, and owned, a long term care facility for 20 years and transitioned into the insurance and financial services industry in 2015.  He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Insurance Producer.  He enjoys being deeply involved in athletics and has had the honor of serving as a founding board member of Linden Youth Football, Summit Wrestling and Rip City Baseball.  He also serves on the board of the Linden Athletic Boosters.  Previously, he served for 13 years on the board of directors for SCI-Novi which has a primary focus to educate teachers and children about conservation and the active role outdoorsmen play in that process.  He brings his passion and experience working for numerous nonprofits that benefit our area children and looks forward to being an active participant in helping our community and district through the victories and challenges.  


 
Steven Losey - Trustee

Steve Losey and his family have lived in the Linden school district for 18 years.  He and his wife Laura have been married for 27 years and have three children.  Their children Matthew, Megan, and Morgan all graduated from Linden High School. 

 

Steve received Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (Mental Impairments) from Eastern Michigan University in 1995. Then received Master’s Degree in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. He has been a teacher for 25 years for Redford Union Public Schools where he teaches Special Education at the High School.

Jarrod Montague - Trustee

Jarrod was born and raised in Linden and graduated as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1994. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1998 with two Bachelor of Science degrees: Biology and Biopsychology & Cognitive Science. He then completed a year of coursework toward a Master of Science in Epidemiology within Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Jarrod has been married to his wife Stephanie for 18 years and they have five children in Linden Schools: Max, Evan, Mila, Liv & West. He serves as the Finance Director and drummer in the Praise Band at Linden Presbyterian Church, has a heart for service and philanthropy, and is an active advocate for foster care. He has worked for a commercial real estate company for 15 years as a service provider to a major automotive manufacturer in the realm of facilities maintenance. Jarrod was elected to the Linden Board of Education in 2020 and looks forward to helping the district navigate and implement strategies to make Linden the safest and best place in the area to educate and nurture our children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing drums, spending time on Lobdell Lake with his family, vacationing around Michigan, seeing live music, writing, reading non-fiction, and watching documentaries.

Steve Murphy - Trustee

Steve Murphy has served on the Linden Board of Education since 2002. He has been a Linden resident all his life.