Board Members

Margaret Teltow
Margaret Teltow
, President
mteltow@richmond.k12.mi.us

Term: January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2020

Margaret Teltow has lived in Richmond since 1971 and is a Richmond High School graduate. She has an associates degree in legal/office administration from Ferris State University. She is currently employed through the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD). She is serving her fourth term as a board member, having previously served for three terms from 1991-2014. She lives in Casco Township with her husband, Chuck.

Kristine Furtaw
Kristine Furtaw, Vice President
kfurtaw@richmond.k12.mi.us

Term: January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2020

Kristine Furtaw has lived in the Richmond School District since 1997. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Administration from Central Michigan University and later returned to school to earn her Masters in Business Administration Degree from University of Phoenix.  Kristine currently works at Ross Education, LLC as a Vice President for the South Eastern/Thumb Region where she plays a daily role in employee and student relations, policy making and auditing. She also serves as a board member for the Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools. Kristine feels good communication is the key to any good working relationship. She is a strong advocate of community engagement and giving educators the support they need to assist all children in our district in receiving a quality education. Kristine resides in Columbus Township with her husband and 2 children.



Kyle Simmons,  Treasurer
ksimmons@richmond.k12.mi.us

Term Dec. 3, 2016  to December 31, 2018

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Sarah Gillies
Sarah Gillies, Secretary

​sgillies@richmond.k12.mi.us
Term: January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022

Sarah Gillies has been a resident of Richmond since 2011 and is married with two children. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005 from Western Michigan University, specializing in children and adolescents. Her hope is that all children are able to achieve their goals and be successful, not only academically but socially and emotionally as well.

Traci Bartell
Traci Bartell
, Trustee
tbartell@richmond.k12.mi.us

Term: Jan. 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018

Traci Bartell, a Columbus Township resident, is proud to be serving on the RCS Board of Education. Representing the third generation of her family to graduate from Richmond High School, she feels strongly that providing children with a whole and high quality education is the most important thing a community can accomplish. Traci has been in the education field for over twenty years. She currently teaches at Oak Arbor School in Rochester Hills and has a private voice and piano studio.


Ryan Edberg
Ryan Edberg, Trustee
redberg@richmond.k12.mi.us

Term: January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020

Ryan Edberg has lived in Richmond since 2007, and is married with two children.  He obtained a B.S. in Political Science from Northern Michigan University in 2002 and a J.D with a Criminal Law Concentration from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2005.  He is currently employed in the field of criminal prosecution.  Ryan has served on the boards of the Thumb Regional Sobriety Court and Thumbs Up for Kids, and as a member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan.  He is currently serving his first term as a member of the school board.



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David Wirth,  Trustee
dwirth@richmond.k12.mi.us
Term: January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022

Dave Wirth has been living in Richmond since 1993 with his wife Yvonne, and their three children.
He has a B.S. In Secondary Education from Oakland University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Currently he is the Director of Human Resource for Hungry Howie's Properties, Inc.

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