Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Who are we?

We are parents of children with disabilities that give input on special education issues to the Intermediate School District (ISD). We help to develop a network of parents to assist other parents in understanding and participating in the special education process; including parent rights and responsibilities. The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is established through Michigan Law and is comprised of at least one parent representing each local school district within the Intermediate School District. Members of the committee are approved by the ISD school board of education with recommendations from the local district.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings are open for all parents to attend and are one of the best places to give suggestions to strengthen programs and services or get answers to questions you might have.

Parent Handbook (Coming soon)

Meeting Dates

  • September 9, 2015
  • December 15, 2015
  • Febrary 16, 2016
  • May 12, 2016

Meetings are held at the GOISD Office in Bergland and begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.


Sue Ahonen
3811 E. Pierce Street
Wakefield, MI 49968
Phone: (906)224-9016

Danielle Richardson
PO Box 56
Ewen, MI 49925
Phone: (906)250-3630

GOISD Parent Advisory Committee Liason
Debra Zelinski
Supervisor of Special Education
Phone: (906)575-3438 ext. 302

Barbara VanAlstine
124 W. One Mile Road
Trout Creek, MI 49967
Phone: (906)852-3774

Joel Bach
168 E. Michigan Avenue
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906)364-3918

Barb Johnson
1001 E. Silver Street
Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906)663-4699

Melissa Kopnick
2019 Bonnie Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906)364-9538