Academy Board

Martin Doorn

Board President


Christopher Gearhart

Board Vice President


Richard Hotchkin

Board Treasurer


Sharla Conlan

Board Secretary


Michelle Fisher

Board Member


East Shore Leadership Academy Board of Directors stands firm for safe, secure schools, and makes the tough decisions to ensure that 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.

East Shore Leadership Academy operates under the public school academy governance structure in which the Academy is authorized. Northern Michigan University (NMU) appoints East Shore Leadership Academy Board of Directors. Members are required to be bona fide citizens of Michigan, undergo a criminal records check, and comply with conflict of interest guidelines established by law and NMU.


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2017 - 2018 School Year

2018-19 Board Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at the school at 1:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
Board Approved on 08/13/2018

  • August 13, 2018
  • September 11, 2018 (2:00pm)
  • October 15, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • December 10, 2018
  • January 14, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 13, 2019
  • June 10, 2019 (1:00pm – Budget Hearing at 12:30pm – Annual Organizational Meeting at 1:00pm)