Renee Courier Aumock
Renee Courier Aumock was born and raised in Bay County. She is dedicated to making this community a better place for her children while enhancing the lives of all people who live here. Prior to becoming a career navigator with the Bay Arenac ISD, Renee built and directed the Great Lakes Bay College and Career Resource Center where she began her work in post-secondary planning. Being a first-generation student herself (high school and college), Renee personally understands the importance of college and career planning assistance. Her goal is to ensure every student and adult knows they can gain higher education and employment in any field they enjoy and are gifted to work. As a non-traditional student, Renee attained her bachelors degree with a major in Business Administration with a minor in Health Information Management. She continued to earn a master's degree in Strategic Management. Renee operates in her passion for helping people through her current role of career navigator. Partnering with school districts, she assists students in assessing their skills and talents to help match them with potential majors and careers. It is essential for all students to know they need post-secondary education and know their choices are open to skilled trades, certificates, and degrees.
Michelle Elliott was born in Bay City, where she has lived all of her life. Before becoming a Career Navigator at Bay-Arenac ISD, she helped to start and build the Academic and Career Education Academy (ACEA), a Charter High School in Midland, where she was the Principal for over 22 years. Michelle saw the importance early-on that ALL students have a plan and the necessary tools to be successful after high school. She implemented initiatives creating a college and career-going culture at ACEA. She had previously worked as the Adult and Community Education Director at Pinconning Area Schools for two years. Prior to that, she worked for Bangor Township Schools for ten years, where she helped to build both a middle and high school alternative education program. Michelle was a first generation student to attend college and earn a degree. After high school, while working full-time, Michelle attended Delta College, where she received her Associate degree and then commuted to CMU where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She continued her education at SVSU, receiving her Master’s Degree in Education and additional certification as an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership. Michelle is passionate about helping ALL students realize their true potential and give them the tools and support they need to achieve it.
Director of Postsecondary Preparation
Doug Trombley is the Director of Postsecondary Preparation. He was born and raised in Au Gres, MI. In January of 2012, he was hired as Saginaw Township Community School’s Director of Learning, Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment and then became their Superintendent in July of 2012. He then left his position as the STCS Superintendent to join BAISD in 2018. He had previously served 10 years in the Essexville-Hampton Public School District starting as the Principal of Garber High School and then becoming the Assistant Superintendent. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Pinconning Area Schools where he had a successful teaching and coaching career before becoming the lead principal at the secondary level and district technology coordinator. Doug completed a Master of Education degree in Administration at Saginaw Valley State University in 2005, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Central Michigan University in 1990, and attended Delta College from 1986 through 1988 prior to transferring to CMU.
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Postsecondary Preparation
Erika Rupert is the Administrative Assistant of Technology and Postsecondary Preparation. As a child through her early 20s, she resided within Saginaw County. After marriage and seven years living in Saginaw County, her family (husband and son) moved to Bay County. Prior to moving to Bay County, Erika obtained a dual Associate in Science and Medical Assisting from Delta College. In April 2001, she was hired by Bay-Arenac ISD to work as an office professional for the Health & Drug-Free Coordinator within the Instructional Services department. In June 2021, she accepted her current position and promotion. Throughout her life, education has been important and she knew she needed to obtain a Bachelor's degree, which she did through the Northwoods 3+1 program and graduated with a Business Administration degree in 2005. Erika believes that you should love what you do so you never work a day in your life. This could be advancing your education or learning a trade so you are happy your entire life.