It is with sorrow that we inform you that two of our former colleagues have recently passed away.


On December 27, 2018 our friend Mike O’Mara passed away. Mike was a long-time educator, spending 30 years at Lakewood Schools, and retired in 2015 as superintendent from that district. Click here to view Mike’s obituary.

On January 1, 2019 our colleague Jon Whan passed away. Jon was in public education for over 30 years: a superintendent of three school districts and retired from Bay Arenac ISD in 2002. Click here to view Jon’s obituary. Please note that his son Jonathan, currently serves as the Superintendent at Grant Public Schools.

Both of these leaders in education will be greatly missed.

Please join us at MASA in keeping their families in your thoughts.