Novi School Board President Elected to Oakland County Trustee Position

Dennis O'Connor will serve a three-year term.

—Submitted by Novi Public Schools

Dennis O’Connor, president of the Novi Board of Education, was elected to a three-year term as Trustee on the Oakland County School Boards Association Board of Directors at last month’s organizational meeting. O’Connor has served as an OCSBA trustee since March when he was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Berkley’s Marc Katz.

O’Connor has served for more than four years on the Novi school board. He was first elected as a trustee in November 2008 and was re-elected to a second term this past November. O’Connor earned a Bachelor’s Degree and secondary teaching certification in journalism and mathematics from the University of Michigan. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in marketing and management from Wayne State University. He is the father of two daughters. Both are graduates of Novi High School and Michigan State University.

O’Connor’s education and community experience includes the following activities:

  • 2011-2013 Trustee, Novi Educational Foundation
  • 2010 Award of Merit, Michigan Association of School Boards
  • 2009 Certified Board Member, Michigan Association of School Boards
  • 2007 Member, Novi School Bond Proposal Citizens’ Committee
  • 2006 Member, Novi School Utilization & Redistricting Committee
  • 2004-2010 Novi Community Education Advisory Council
  • 2004-2005 Member, Novi Long Range Planning Committee
  • 1998-2002 Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Faith Community
    Presbyterian Church
  • 1998-2004 Vice President and Publicity Director, Novi Athletic Boosters
  • 1998-2004 Member, Novi High School Band Boosters

OCSBA officers also were appointed at its organization meeting. The 2013 officers for the 9-member board are as follows:

  • Pesident: Geri Rinschler, Birmingham
  • Vice President: Cynthia von Oeyen, Bloomfield Hills
  • Secretary: Cheryl McGinnis, Clarkston
  • Treasurer: Marc Siegler, Walled Lake


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