St. Johns Public Schools Board of Education

Mark Palmer

Superintendent of Schools
501 W. Sickels  St. St. Johns, MI48879

Kevin Kirk

Trustee                                                                         1608 W. Silvers Road  St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2020

Dr. Scott Darragh

President                                                                     4555 E. Alward Road Laingsburg, MI 48848       517-651-9633

Term expires 2020

Robert Watson

1411 S. Krepps Rd.  St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2022

Rick Drabek

Vice President  
2177 Yallup Rd. St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2022

Alan Nelson

507 W. Gibbs St. St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2020

William Tennant

Trustee                                                                         1009 S. Swegles St. St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2018

Rhonda Dedyne

Secretary                                                                       608 E. Higham St. St. Johns, MI 48879

Term expires 2018

Katelyn Ernst

​Student Representative                

Term expires 2019

Alex Pung

​Student Representative                

Term expires 2020

Mission Statement

St. Johns Public Schools will provide a standards-based educational experience that prepares all students to achieve their maximum potential in becoming individuals who think critically, lead purposefully, live responsibility, communicate persuasively, and generously serve others in society.  


To become schools that embrace change through pursuit, evaluation and celebration of new knowledge and skills.  To provide every student with the choice to undertake advanced learning without remediation.


We believe that education is a continuing lifetime pursuit and a shared responsibility of home, school, church and community-that schools are centers of community endeavor for the improvement of the quality of living and learning for all citizens. This philosophy makes education a total process and a universal concern.

Core Values

Integrity, Trust, Respect, Accountability, High Expectation and Service

We hold that:

Every individual has worth and dignity. They are unique and learn in relation to that uniqueness. The school system will provide an equal opportunity for each individual to develop confidence, creativity and adaptability. Academic skills, health, sound moral values, environmental awareness, vocational fitness, personal management and teamwork skills-all are basic to successful living and working in neighborhood, nation and world communities. Today's world demands quality and depth of learning, as well as flexibility in meeting the rapidly changing developments in science, economics, technology, diplomacy and human aspirations. Schools must promote the democratic ideal since the preservation of a free society depends on the ability of its citizens to protect individual liberty, encourage social justice, and develop effective ways of solving new problems. Communities need lifetime educational opportunities in order to continue to grow in an understanding of their responsibilities and prepare for necessary career shifts. To achieve this, St. Johns Public School District is committed to providing a comprehensive, high-quality future-oriented education program, assuring equal opportunity for learning to all students regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnic heritage.