School Board

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Merritt Academy is the legal entity for the academy. They oversee the academy as the policy-making body but do not micro manage the school. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school under the direction of the board and management company.

The principal, teachers, and staff are employees of The Romine Group, LLC. All employees and the management company are under the authority of the Board of Directors.

None of the board members has a financial interest in the school, nor are any of the members of the team related to one another.

 


Karen Bochatyn
President
Karen Bochatyn
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Term - 3 Years
I have been on the Board of Directors for 5 years. I am very dedicated to improving children’s education. I am a high school graduate and have worked for thirty-three years. I have raised three boys. I was very involved as they were growing up. I have four grandchildren that attend Merritt Academy. I enjoy working with the administration and staff at Merritt in anyway I can.
 

Amy White-Jones
Vice President
Amy White-Jones
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Term - 3 Years
Amy White-Jones is currently serving her 3rd year as a Vice President on the Merritt Academy Board of Directors. She joins us with over 2 decades as a business developer and marketer.  She graduated from Central Michigan University and began her career as a Director in a multi-unit child care center.  During this time, she also developed programs for growing businesses that gained her recognition in several areas of her own and family run business, and also homeschooled her children before enrolling them all at Merritt.

Furthering her dream to help individuals realize their own dreams of business ownership, she took a position as Director of Sales and Training with a local franchising company.  From there, Amy expanded her knowledge in marketing and advertising as she took on the role of Marketing Manager at a Michigan based IT Security Company, followed by Director of Operations for another franchisee system where she was a key stakeholder in the marketing and advertising program, which grew the 15 brand franchise to over 75 locations nationwide.

Most recently, she has served as Regional Marketing Manager at Regis Corporation (Supercuts), where she assisted franchisees in the development and implementation of local and national marketing.  She is currently the Senior Marketing Manager at Wireless Vision, largest T-Mobile exclusive retail dealer in the county, where she manages and oversees the company’s marketing and advertising.

Amy was born and raised in the Detroit suburbs and currently resides in Rochester, MI with her husband Bruce and 5 children, Andrew, Aubree, Aaron, Ethan and Blake.  When she has spare time, she loves to spend it with her family and friends, church, biking, figure skating, traveling and reading a good book in the hammock!  Her desire to serve others, along with her business experience, is one of many reasons she is part of the Board and will continue to serve those in the school and community with integrity and passion.

 

Karen Boska
Secretary
Karen Boska
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Term - 3 Years
My name is Karen Boska. I have worked for Macomb County for the past fifteen years. I am also a board member for a local non-profit organization. I have been married for fourteen years and have two daughters that attend Merritt.
 

Jean Dery
Board Treasurer
Jean Dery
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Member at Large
Michelle Glaza
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