Meet Your Board of Education
I have been a resident of Rockford since 1997 after my husband Dave and I relocated from the Chicago area. We have two daughters: Rebecca, a senior at Rockford High School, and Amanda, a 7th grader at East Rockford Middle School. I graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 and worked in advertising for 15 years prior to going into real estate in 2002. I am currently a real estate agent with Greenridge Realty. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my girls to movies, biking on the White Pine Trail, skiing, golfing and camping throughout Michigan.
Lisa M. Kreager
Elected: November 2012
Current Term Expires: 2016
I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve our school district in this capacity. Originally from New Mexico, I have grown to love this wonderful community of Rockford since my husband Mike and I relocated here in 1995. We have two daughters: Rachel, a Junior at Rockford High School and Claudia, a student at the Freshman Center. I earned my B.S. in Finance from New Mexico State University. I currently work as a tax manager for Crowe Horwath LLP and have been with this firm for 16 years. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, playing golf, and family road trips.
My wife Karen and I have been married for 23 years and have lived in the district for the past 19 years. We have three kids, Jake (Graduate of RPS, sophmore at Grand Valley State), Sam (16, 11th Grade, High School), and Kaili (11, 6th Grade, North Rockford Middle School). I have been a Police Officer for 27 years and have been in the public service my whole life. I have enjoyed my time on the Board of Education and look forward to many more years of serving the Rockford Community. I have always considered it an honor and privilege to be elected to the Board of Education.
I tell people the Rockford School Board, school finance and school improvement have become my second career. My professional career is with Farmers Specialty Insurance/Foremost where I am employed as a product manager for recreational vehicle insurance. I am currently serving my fourth term on the Board and beginning my 19th school year in 2013-14. I am a 28-year resident of the Rockford area. My wife, Diane, is a retired sixth grade teacher, and my married son, Tyler, is a 2001 RHS and 2006 Taylor University, Indiana graduate. Currently he teaches and coaches at Snider High School in the Fort Wayne, Indiana school system.
I am a mother of three daughters. Anne, our oldest, is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and lives in Boston and is completing her doctorate in Theology at Boston University. Renee is a senior at Rockford High School, and Eve is a junior at the Rockford High School for the 2013-14 school year. I am the former owner of Kindermusik of Rockford and Grand Rapids, LLC, and I hold a Masters of Arts in teaching from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. My husband and I enjoy both participating and being spectators in a variety of cultural events, and love spending time as a family reading, singing, playing games, and re-grouping at our cabin.
I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve, as well as your continued support. My wife, Deb and I have three children: David, Grant and Ryleigh. David is a junior at Michigan State University, Grant is a senior at Rockford High School and Ryleigh is in 8th grade at East Rockford Middle. I have lived in Rockford since 1990 and my wife has been a life-long resident. My educational and professional background includes a B.B.A. from Grand Valley State University and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I am currently employed as in-house legal counsel for Dematic Corp. My interests include golf, basketball, running, boating and spending time with my family.
I was appointed to the Board in October 2004. My wife Kellie and I are proud parents of Hannah, a freshman at Rockford Freshman Center. I graduated from Western Michigan University and obtained my Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University and have a Masters of Science in Taxation from Grand Valley State University. I am the Vice President and General Counsel at Ferris State University. My wife, Kellie, is also a lawyer and a partner in the firm Ryan, Podein & Postema. Currently, I enjoy my family time, bird hunting, fishing, and photography.