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The Board is responsible for the development of policy and has contracted with an educational service provider (ESP) for management services, including the hiring and employing of a School Leader and Academy staff who shall carry out these policies. Meetings of the Board are open to the public unless the Board convenes in Closed Session in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. At these public meetings, the Board welcomes comments concerning planning and operating the Academy in accordance with the Board approved agenda.

Board Policies

HA Board Policies updated 5-26-21

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Board Secretary
Term: 8/25/10 – Present

Mrs. Colombo currently serves as Secretary of the Board and has served on the Board since March, 2000. She utilizes her past experience as an office manger in her role as Board Secretary.  Mrs. Colombo is currently self-employed as a Bookkeeper. She has an Associate Degree in General Studies and received her certification as an Administrative Assistant Professional in November 2014. Mrs. Colombo is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, past president of the Macomb County Mothers of Multiples, and active in her neighborhood community as the Treasurer for her local Homeowner’s Association.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org 

Board Vice President 
Term: 7/1/10 – Present

Mrs. Dickey is our Vice President with two former students who attended Huron Academy.  She was a System Engineer at E.D.S. in Warren MI and is currently running a family business who holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University and a M.A. in Computer Science from Oakland University.  Mrs. Dickey has served as Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Huron Academy Parent Teacher Club.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org 

Board President
Term: 7/1/08 – Present

Dr. Duchene is a practicing Chiropractor in Clinton Township Michigan and is a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P).  He received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa after attending Macomb Community College and High School in Roseville.  Dr. Duchene is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org 

Ferris State University Field 

Art grew up in Shelby, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University where he received his BS, MA, and Ed. Specialist degrees. His educational career includes teaching in the Three Rivers and Port Huron Public Schools. Art served in several administrative roles for many years in the Grant Public Schools as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Principal of the high school. He has been a member of the Ferris Charter Schools Office Field Representative team since 1997. 


Board Director
Term: 7/1/09 – Present

Mr. Twal has served as a director for a number of years and had three former students who attended Huron Academy.  He is currently employed as a MRI technologist at a local Hospital and has held many positions in the medical field including X-ray technologist, sports medicine technologist and CT technologist.  Mr. Twal has a degree in Pre-Pharmacy from Wayne State University and is active in many service organizations including the American Heart Association, the American Society of Radiological Technologists and the Kappa PSI Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org

Term: 7/1/09 – Present

Mr. Perna is a long serving board member with an extensive history of community service.  James is recently retired after 37 years of service as CEO of Health One Credit Union.  He received his degree from Lawrence Technical College.  Along with his service to Huron Academy, Mr. Perna is active as a Macomb County Mental Health Board Commissioner and President of the Order of Alhambra where he has been a member for 35 years.  He is a past Macomb County Parks President (1996-2004) and past Macomb County Commissioner (1996-2004).  Mr. Perna is a member of numerous service organizations including; AMVETS, Northeast Lions Club, M.A.D.D., Grosse Pointe Crisis Club, St. Thelca Parish, Advisory Board for the Wayne County Sheriff Youth & Senior Education Fund and Senior Swing Society of Macomb Chairman.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org


Board Member
Term: 4/23/13 – Present

Mrs.  Karadsheh is one of our two parent Board members with three current students attending Huron Academy.  She is a regular volunteer at the Academy and has been very helpful with our Math Mondays program.  She is a strong supporter of the Academy and its mission.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org

Board Member 
Term: 5/22/17 – Present

Mr. Parlow is our newest parent Board members with one current student attending Huron Academy.  Mr. Parlow is a past professor at Macomb Community College, an adjunct professor at Northwood University and currently heads the Economics Department at Oakland University where he is a full time professor.  He earned his degree at Michigan Technological University.  Mr. Parlow is a regular at extracurricular school functions and assists with the Destination Imagination competition club.

Email: schoolboard@huronacademy.org

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