Trustee Mary Jo Burchart
Mary Jo has lived in Lake Orion for 24 years and has previously served on the Board of Education from 2000-2012. She served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President during that time, as well as serving on a number of Board committees and projects. She also served during the transition of two Superintendents. She had community involvement with the Optimist Club, Blessings in a Backpack, the LOCS Foundation and the 2000 and 2013 School Bond campaigns.
Before serving on the Board, Mary Jo was very active in the district at Stadium Drive Elementary in classrooms and the Media Center. She continued to help in other capacities after she became a Board member. Her favorite activities were graduations and March is Reading month. "Parts" is her favorite book to read to elementary students.
Mary Jo graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biology and currently teaches biology courses at Macomb Community College.
She and her husband of 31 years, Ralph, have two children. Nick is a 2009 graduate of LOHS and Elise is a 2012 graduate of LOHS. Both graduated from OU and are married. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking walks in her free time.
She is looking forward to assisting the district for the coming months and is excited to be back.