Bradford Academy Board of Directors stands firm for safe, secure schools and makes sure every child receives a first-class education free of disruption, threat, and fear.
The Board is focused on student achievement, parent satisfaction and a safe, secure location for learning.
Bradford Academy operates under the public school academy governance structure in which the Academy is authorized. Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) appoints Bradford Academy Board of Directors. Members are required to be bona fide citizens of Michigan, undergo a criminal record check and comply with conflict of interest guidelines established by law and BMCC.
Current School Board Members
Hriday Prasad, President
For the past twenty years, Mr. Prasad has planned, marketed and conducted a number of intensive seminars on technology topics. Receiving a BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Marketing & Finance. He has over 30 years of business expertise with proven accomplishments. As President of the board, his expertise in his various subjects has been an asset to the Bradford Academy team.
Mark Baughman, Vice President
Mark Baughman started serving on the board in 2015 and is currently the vice president of Bradford Academy’s school board. He is the vice president of Technology for Delta Dental of Michigan. Mark has spent his entire career in technology roles for automotive, banking, and logistics companies.
“I believe education is the great equalizer in our society and I wanted to contribute (albeit in a small way) my time and talents to advance learning at a quality school like Bradford Academy. I believe the skills I developed in my 39 years of business, including other board experience, prepared me for what I am contributing to Bradford’s board.”
“Choice Schools Associates provides the experience, the resources (including people), and the framework to advance the educational and life experiences important to supporting Bradford’s mission.”
Lee Caldwell, Treasurer
Mr. Caldwell’s passion for the youth in the community led him to join a school board, but the vision and energy of the Bradford Academy staff led him to join the Bradford board in August of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Kalamazoo College and is currently working towards his MBA at University of Michigan – Flint.
“I was excited to hear about the opportunity to serve on the board at Bradford Academy… I’ve worked in education for three years prior to joining the board and I know the importance of having a strong board that functions well with the school. It’s important to keep student achievement at the forefront of our agenda.”
Theresa Vaughn, Secretary
Ms. Vaughn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Baker College. She is currently in operations management and looks forward to affecting change for a new Bradford Academy.
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