Meet Our Board

The Board desires open dialogue with the community. Every Board of Education regular meeting agenda includes an opportunity for public comment. If you wish to address the School Board, please attend the next scheduled board meeting and file a public comment request card or submit your questions and comments in writing to the Board's attention.

If you choose to contact us via email, please note the following guidelines:

  • If you email the Board of Education, all Board members will receive your email. You will receive one response from the Superintendent on behalf of the Board. The Board president or designee may respond on behalf of the Board.
  • If your email concerns a daily or operational issue, it will be forwarded on to the appropriate administrator for a response.
  • Unless an email addresses an individual student matter or is otherwise statutorily protected from disclosure, emails to the Board or its individual members are considered to be a form of public comment and may be shared with others as the Board deems appropriate or as otherwise required.
  • If you choose to email a specific Board member, please include your phone number for a response. If the Board member chooses to respond in email format (though not obligated to do so), it may be copied to all members of the Board and the superintendent.

We welcome and value your input. Thank you for contacting the HPS Board of Education.

Mr. Mark Perry

Phone: (517) 242-7805

Mark Perry is a graduate of Adrian High School.  After graduating, he obtained a degree in Business Administration majoring in accountancy from Central Michigan University.  Mark and his wife, Jackie live in Dimondale.  Their three children have all graduated from Holt Public and are attending college or have recently graduated.  Outside of serving our learning community, Mark is the Managing Principal of the Lansing office of Yeo & Yeo, PC a CPA firm.  He enjoys marathon cycling and truly believes that the Holt/Dimondale community has provided his family the best place to live, learn, and serve! 

Term Expires:  December 31, 2026

Mrs. Amy Dalton

Vice President
Phone: (517) 694-7459

Amy Dalton graduated from Jackson High School.  Then she earned a mathematics degree from Central Michigan University. She served as a classroom teacher before returning college to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.  Amy has also taught at the college level as an adjunct instructor.  Amy and her husband Andrew live in Holt and have four children.  Their oldest child is a recent graduate of Holt High and their other children all attend Holt Public Schools.  In addition to serving our learning community, Amy enjoys studying genealogy, art, and baking. 

Term Expires: December 31, 2026

Portrait of Trustee Ms. Jessie JonesMrs. Jessie Jones

Phone: 517-974-0706

Jessie Jones is a graduate of Midland High School. Jessie obtained both a bachelor's and a Master's of Public Administration degree from Michigan State University. Jessie and her husband, Aaron, have lived in Holt since 2005, and their three children attend Holt Public Schools. She is a Program Coordinator at the Michigan Public Health Institute and works with a diverse array of partners across the state’s public health system to improve the health of all Michiganders. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and playing board games.

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Dr. Robert Halgren

Phone: (517) 256-5693

Dr. Robert Halgren graduated from Berrien Springs High School.  Following graduation, Dr. Halgren earned a Biochemistry degree from Michigan State University and a Doctoral degree from Northwestern University.  Dr. Halgren and his wife Michelle live in Lansing with their two children.  Both of their children attend Holt Public Schools.  In addition to serving our learning community, Dr. Halgren is an Adjunct Associate Professor (Biology) at Lansing Community College, Science Olympiad Site Coordinator and the owner of Littlefrog Farm.  Dr. Halgren also enjoys growing orchids and other tropical plants, woodworking, building/making, and cooking.

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Ms. Marisa Anderson

Phone: 517-420-6272

Marisa Anderson is a graduate of Holt High School. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Family and Community Services with an emphasis on youth and diversity. Marisa is employed with the State of Michigan and works closely with children in the Ingham County community. Marisa and her husband have been longtime members of the community and attended Dimondale Elementary. Marisa and her husband have two children who both attend Holt Public Schools.  She enjoys watching her girls play softball and volleyball and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Portrait of Trustee Dr. Kevin LeonardDr. Kevin Leonard

Phone: 517-974-6514

Dr. Leonard grew up in the Upper Peninsula. He has been a mid-Michigan resident since 1990 and serves as the Senior Program Coordinator for Multicultural Business Programs at Michigan State University (MSU).  In addition to working for MSU, Dr. Leonard has earned three degrees from MSU.  He has gained a deep understanding of key concepts such as organizational leadership, change initiatives, pedagogy, diversity, equity, inclusion, and public policy. 

Additionally, during his time at MSU, Dr. Leonard has been engaged in the recruitment of underserved populations.  As an active member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians, Dr. Leonard is involved in numerous diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the state.

Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Mrs. Jennifer Robel

Phone: 517-712-1210

Jennifer Robel is a graduate of Carson City-Crystal High School.  After graduation, she obtained a bachelor degree from Alma College.  Jennifer and her husband, Craig, live in Holt.  Their two children attend Holt Public!  Outside of serving our learning community, Jennifer is a Department Manager in the Office of Educator Excellence at the Michigan Department of Education.  She enjoys triathlons, coaching, and watching her kids play sports and other activities, reading and spending time with family and friends!

Term Expires: December 31, 2026