Board of Education

Lake Shore Board of Education

The Board of Education is a seven member legislative body elected by residents of the school district. Lake Shore Board members must develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues which impact the entire community.

The Board includes a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and three trustees. These positions are elected annually by the Board during their organizational meeting in January. Regular meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 pm unless otherwise indicated on our District Calendar.

Board of Education Members

 Sharon Bartl  

Mrs. Sharon Bartl 

Term Ending: December 2020

Bartl was first elected in May 2005.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business with of focus in Marketing and Advertising from Wayne State University.  Sharon’s work experience crosses multiple industries including IT,automotivehealthcare and finance. 

All of her work experience has a heavy focus on service to clients.  Sharon carries that focus into her role as member of the Lake Shore Board of Education as she serves students, parents, staff and our community.  Sharon has contributed to Lake Shore in many roles by supporting our schools before she had school aged children through the present, and is the proud mom of two Shorian graduates.  She continues to pursue education to continually improve as a board member.  She earned multiple awards from the Michigan Association of School Board Members including Level 4 Master Board Member, Advocacy Skills Specialty, and Data Specialty.  Sharon continues to attend classes and conferences to obtain knowledge and skills to benefit the district.  She served as Treasurer and currently serves as Vice President of the Lake Shore Board of Education. 

Sharon appreciates the opportunity to serve the community and welcomes contact from students, parents, staff and the community.  Sharon recognizes and is grateful for the efforts of current and past stakeholders who 
contributed to the uniqueness and success of the district.  There is no place better to raise and  educate a child than in the building, hands, and hearts of Lake Shore Public Schools.

 Kurt Ziegler    

Mr. Kurt Ziegler
Vice President

Term Ending: December 2024


Kurt Ziegler was elected to the Board of Education in 2008. Kurt is a property manager for a large housing cooperative here in the Shores, in our District for the past 35 years. He attended Masonic Heights, Kennedy and graduated from Lake Shore in 1977. Kurt’s wife and three boys all followed the same route and graduated as proud Shorians also.

He has always been involved with the community and served on the St. Clair Shores Baseball Board for many years. Kurt and his family are outdoor enthusiasts. They enjoy camping, fishing, boating, canoeing and hunting together.

As a school board member, he wants to continue strengthening our District financially while providing our students, staff and administrators with the best tools possible to be successful. Kurt is a firm believer that students have a stronger chance of success when parents, teachers, staff and the community are involved, properly informed and work together. Kurt and his family are proud to be Shorians and there is no better place to raise a family than here at Lake Shore and St. Clair Shores.

Elizabeth Munger       

Mrs. Elizabeth Munger

Term Ending: December 2020

Elizabeth Munger has a BA in Biology from Oakland University.  She currently is employed at Chase Bank and has provided dedicated service for 14 years.  She is the Executive Director of the Miss St. Clair Shores Scholarship Program, a local Miss America Preliminary and the longest consecutive running program in the state. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Lac Ste. Claire Fine Art Fair and Saint Clair Shores Activities Committee member.

She is the proud mother of two children, Julia and Andrew, and both attend Lake Shore Public Schools. Elizabeth brings a different perspective of having attended parochial schools for 10 years and is excited about making Lake Shore an even better place to learn and grow.

Susan DeLong

Mrs. Susan DeLong

Term Ending: December 2024 

 DeLong was appointed in April 2016 and elected in 2018.  Susan earned her Associates Degree from Macomb Community College.  She is an Associate Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual and has also been Administrative Assistant for a tax/legal attorney for the past 30 years.

 and her husband, Jim, have lived in the Lake Shore School District since 1993.  Their two children graduated from Lake Shore in 2010 and 2012 and received their Bachelor’s Degrees from Central Michigan University.  Their daughter, Chelsea, received her Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Hamline University and still resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Their son, Jimmy, is a Lieutenant for the United States Army and resides with his wife, Bre, at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.  Her husband, Jim, has been the Head Bowling Coach for Lake Shore since 2011 and Susan is the JV Girls Bowling Coach.  She has been an active member in the Athletic Booster Club for the past 9 years. 

Michael Bakotich

Mr. Michael Bakotich

Term Ending: December 21, 2022

Michael Bakotich was appointed to the board in August 2019 and will serve a partial term ending in December. Mr. Bakotich received his elementary school education in the Windsor Essex Catholic School District. He attended one year of high school at the Hon. W. C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor Ontario, completing his high school education at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School when his family returned to the United States. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and continued on to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 2011. He currently manages his own law practice, specializing in criminal defense. He also serves as a public defender handling court-appointed cases for indigent defendants in a variety of courts in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties.

Mr. Bakotich moved to Saint Clair Shores with his wife after they married in 2009. His children are enrolled at Violet Elementary and are proud All-Stars. When he is not working hard for his clients, Mr. Bakotich enjoys spending time with his family, and coaching his son's T-Ball team. As a parent, Mr. Bakotich has enjoyed seeing his children grow and develop during their time in school. 

As a Trustee, Mr. Bakotich is dedicated to ensuring that every child in the district receives an excellent education. He is dedicated to ensuring that the district has adequate funding to support the needs of the students and faculty. Mr. Bakotich looks forward to serving on the board, doing his part to make the Lake Shore Public Schools the best they can be.

 Joshua Denzler  

Mr. Joshua Denzler

Term Ending: December 2022


Joshua Denzler was elected in November 2016 and will serve a term until the end of 2022. He holds 
a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and has achieved the Award of Merit and Advocacy Skills Specialty from the Michigan Association of School Boards.

Joshua is also an active member of the Detroit Economic Club's Young Leader Program and a mentor in their Career Readiness Academy. Joshua is passionate about connecting and empowering young leaders from across the state into leadership, especially educational leadership.

 Daniel Colling    

Mr. Daniel Colling

Term Ending: December 2020


Daniel Colling was appointed to the board in February of 2017 and elected to fill a two-year partial term in November of 2018. He has lived in St. Clair Shores his whole life and spent all of his K-12 years in Lake Shore Public Schools. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a degree in Social Relations and Policy.

Since then, he's worked at United Way for Southeastern Michigan as a Corporate Relations Associate, raising support for various resource programs in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. He is passionate about public education, equity, and expanding college and career opportunities for all children. 
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Mr. Kenneth Bauman
Senior Representative

Term Ending: June 2021

Kenneth Bauman is a Junior at Lake Shore High School and has been a proud Shorian since kindergarten. Kenneth is a varsity cheerleader, runs varsity track, works at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, participates in the Upstander program, and is very dedicated to being class president. He values being an academic scholar by maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and will be taking numerous AP courses and challenging classes. Kenneth has aspirations to attend the University of Michigan to possibly study biomedical engineering and cheer.


Junior Representative

Term Ending: June 2021


Board of Education


LS Administrative Center
28850 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

July 27, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 24, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020
November 23, 2020
December 21, 2020
January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021
March 22, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 24, 2021
June 28, 2021


Review our Board of Education meeting agendas and minutes using this link.

Board Policies

To download our newly approved Board Policy, click here.


For information about Lake Shore Public Schools, call or write to:

Lake Shore Public Schools
28850 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
(586) 285-8481

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