St. Johns Public Schools Board of Education

Mark Palmer

Superintendent of Schools
501 W. Sickels  St. St. Johns, MI 48879

Timothy Jackson


Term expires 12/2024

Scott Darragh


Term expires 12/2026

Andrea Hallead


Term expires 12/2026

Rick Drabek

Vice President

Term expires 12/2022

Alan Nelson


Term expires 12/2026

Rhonda Dedyne


Term expires 12/2024

Robert Watson


Term expires 12/2022

Evan Kiel

Student Representative                           

Term expires 06/2021


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Mission Statement

St. Johns Public Schools will provide an educational experience that prepares all students to become individuals who think critically, live purposefully, lead responsibly, communicate persuasively, and serve others generously.


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.


Education is a lifelong pursuit for every individual and the shared responsibility of the home, school and community.

Core Values

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

We hold that:

  • Every individual has worth and dignity.
  • Every individual is unique.
  • Equal opportunity for learning must be available to all students.
  • Intellectual curiosity, academic skills, teamwork, and perseverance are essential for all learners to succeed.
  • The rapidly changing world demands educators to cultivate a diverse approach to learning so students are prepared to face new challenges.