Board Information

School Board Meetings are open for the public to attend. The 2020-2021 Board Meeting Annual Calendar can be found HERE.

A Special Board Meeting is scheduled for August 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting notice and agenda can be found HERE.

The meeting will be held via Zoom at:


Meeting ID: 638 277 2649

Passcode: 3SherD

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. When available, the agenda will be posted HERE.


As permitted by Executive Order 2020-154, and for the reasons stated therein and the current public health concerns posed by gatherings of people, OMPS School Board meetings will be held remotely until further notice.

The OMPS School Board encourages remote participation. The meeting will be made available to the public through the a Zoom link posted on this page.

Anyone wishing to make public comment can provide written comment prior to the meeting via email to: s.shipman@ompschool.org, or if during the meeting should use the “raise hand” feature in Zoom. During the public comment period, members of the public will be unmuted one at a time to speak. 

Persons with disabilities which the foregoing opportunities for participation will not address should contact Susie Shipman at (231) 903-9250 or s.shipman@ompschool.org.org at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

On April 29, 2020, the OMPS School Board approved a 2020-2023 CONFIGURATION PLAN AND GOALS

Board of Trustees

Amanda Igra, Director, President

Currently the Music Director at the Children's House School. Amanda also maintains a private music studio in downtown Traverse City. Originally from Southwest Michigan.

Rebecca Seah, Director, Vice President

Currently is a Seamstress, stay at home mother, and parent volunteer at Old Mission Peninsula School.  Moved from Vermont to Traverse City in 2013.  Originally from Holland, Michigan 

Susan Shipman, Director, Secretary and Treasurer

Currently the Conservation Director for the Trust for Virgin Islands Lands. She is also a member of the Peninsula Township Planning Commission. Susan was born in British Columbia, Canada and came to Michigan through marriage to an alum of the Old Mission Peninsula School. 

Jennifer Coleman, Director

Currently serving as the Executive Director for Grand Traverse Radiologists, PC, and is the President, Michigan Chapter of the Radiology Business Management Association. Jennifer is an alum of the Old Mission Peninsula School. 

Michael Smiley, Director

Currently is employed by Hagerty as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Moved to Traverse City from Kansas in 2016.

Mike Jager, Director

Currently the Business Development Leader at the Larkin Group in Traverse City. He is a Rotary Club member, Ambassador for the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Bay Area Insurance Agents Association. Originally from Grand Ledge, MI and moved to Traverse City 11 years ago. 

Board Meeting Minutes

Old Mission Peninsula School

2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI   49686

Hours: 8:15 to 3:15

Phone: 231.252.0225

Mailing Address
2699 Island View Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686