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Penny Strine earns 5.8% more in 2018 working as a public employee in Berrien County

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By Metric Media News Service | Feb 14, 2020

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Penny Strine earned $9,574 in 2018, 5.8 percent more than the previous year, working as a public employee in Berrien County.

Kevin Ivers's compensation of $179,649 was the most as a public employee in Berrien County in 2018.

The data was gathered by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit research and educational institute.

Highest paid public employees in 2018 in Berrien County
Rank
Employee
Employer
2018 amount earned
2017 amount earned
Percent Change
1
Kevin Ivers
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
179,649
176,126
2%
2
Philip Freeman
Lakeshore Public Schools
163,300
160,872
1.5%
3
Eric Hoppstock
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
145,114
137,321
5.7%
4
David Eichberg
Berrien Springs Public Schools
140,454
137,700
2%
5
Shelly Mills-Walker
Benton Harbor Area Schools
139,846
180,000
-22.3%
6
Ann Cardon
St. Joseph Public Schools
138,257
146,077
-5.4%
7
Daniel Applegate
Niles Public Schools
135,875
134,867
0.7%
8
Patricia Robinson
Benton Harbor Area Schools
126,819
95,687
32.5%
9
Kevin Schooley
Watervliet Public Schools
126,432
131,998
-4.2%
10
Julie Powell
Lakeshore Public Schools
121,360
119,949
1.2%
11
Peter Bush
Coloma Community Schools
120,360
123,083
-2.2%
12
Kevin Kreitner
Lake Michigan College
120,257
104,811
14.7%
13
Shane Peters
Bridgman Public Schools
115,283
122,013
-5.5%
14
Kathleen Hamilton
St. Joseph Public Schools
115,214
121,731
-5.4%
15
William Kearney
River Valley School District
115,158
111,804
3%
16
Lynda Hurlow
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
112,200
110,000
2%
17
Karen Weimer
Brandywine Public Schools
110,750
89,843
23.3%
18
Michelle Allen
St. Joseph Public Schools
108,428
114,757
-5.5%
19
Ryan Pesce
Berrien Springs Public Schools
107,161
105,060
2%
20
Jason Messenger
Lakeshore Public Schools
106,899
105,324
1.5%
21
Brian Barber
Berrien Springs Public Schools
106,593
45,464
134.5%
22
Bradley Brunner
Lakeshore Public Schools
106,525
104,949
1.5%
23
Robert Kubiak
Berrien Springs Public Schools
105,029
100,576
4.4%
24
David Ehlers
Coloma Community Schools
104,730
92,924
12.7%
25
Lisa Augustyniak
Lake Michigan College
103,416
93,329
10.8%
26
Tracy Althouse
Lakeshore Public Schools
103,330
96,974
6.6%
27
C. Kevin
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
103,237
101,213
2%
28
Denise Scameheorn
Lake Michigan College
103,206
109,314
-5.6%
29
Karla Hurlbutt
Buchanan Community Schools
102,864
91,619
12.3%
30
Lori Kuntz
Lakeshore Public Schools
102,260
102,225
0%
31
Shari Lidgard-Pullins
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
101,040
96,808
4.4%
32
Marla Clark
Lake Michigan College
100,365
103,549
-3.1%
33
Samuel Stine
Bridgman Public Schools
100,110
103,370
-3.2%
34
Kerenda Applebey
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
99,960
98,000
2%
35
Kelly Gaideski
St. Joseph Public Schools
99,729
105,369
-5.4%
36
Kevin Guzzo
St. Joseph Public Schools
98,799
107,456
-8.1%
37
Craig Hubble
St. Joseph Public Schools
98,799
104,386
-5.4%
38
Craig Blasko
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
98,743
96,808
2%
39
Robert Haskins
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
98,743
95,000
3.9%
40
Tina Lawson
Berrien Regional Education Service Agency
98,743
96,808
2%
41
Gary Roberts
Lake Michigan College
98,423
110,747
-11.1%
42
Gerry Cox
Lake Michigan College
98,280
97,933
0.4%
43
Charles ButlerJr.
New Buffalo Area Schools
98,050
72,857
34.6%
44
Kenneth Dietz
Watervliet Public Schools
97,209
98,553
-1.4%
45
Brandon Waggoner
Berrien Springs Public Schools
96,900
95,000
2%
46
Steven Karsten
Lake Michigan College
96,881
99,019
-2.2%
47
Donna Roark
Niles Public Schools
96,700
90,643
6.7%
48
Michelle Stone
Lake Michigan College
96,581
97,638
-1.1%
49
Gregory Blomgren
St. Joseph Public Schools
96,296
101,703
-5.3%
50
Daniel Bartz
Berrien Springs Public Schools
96,031
99,423
-3.4%
51
Janice Zerfas
Lake Michigan College
95,998
98,906
-2.9%
52
Mark Kurland
Buchanan Community Schools
95,998
94,579
1.5%
53
David Armstrong
Watervliet Public Schools
95,651
94,879
0.8%
54
Darla Campbell
Berrien Springs Public Schools
95,509
93,636
2%
55
Dana Jenkins
Lake Michigan College
95,329
89,993
5.9%
56
Chad Mandarino
St. Joseph Public Schools
95,263
100,300
-5%
57
Carol Grandholm
New Buffalo Area Schools
94,813
76,121
24.6%
58
Kimberly Sherman
Lake Michigan College
94,520
92,588
2.1%
59
David Kelly
New Buffalo Area Schools
94,245
93,295
1%
60
Patrick Weckel
Brandywine Public Schools
93,940
94,705
-0.8%
61
Gregory Younger
Lakeshore Public Schools
93,540
93,224
0.3%
62
Molly Brawley
Niles Public Schools
93,500
91,500
2.2%
63
Nicholas White
Lakeshore Public Schools
93,177
91,221
2.1%
64
Darla England
Coloma Community Schools
93,120
80,000
16.4%
65
Gregg Schaffer
St. Joseph Public Schools
93,102
98,176
-5.2%
66
Kristen Bawks
St. Joseph Public Schools
92,837
73,412
26.5%
67
Patrick Breen
River Valley School District
92,085
86,559
6.4%
68
Rebecca Hartley
New Buffalo Area Schools
91,936
89,859
2.3%
69
Robin Hadrick
Niles Public Schools
91,500
91,500
0%
70
William Tiefenbach
Watervliet Public Schools
91,220
69,691
30.9%
71
Brian Brown
River Valley School District
91,210
86,003
6.1%
72
Ellen Hasse
Berrien Springs Public Schools
91,168
90,655
0.6%
73
Jerald Holtgren
Niles Public Schools
90,800
89,040
2%
74
Shelley Hennen
Lake Michigan College
90,757
94,694
-4.2%
75
Natalie MacErata
Lakeshore Public Schools
90,615
91,650
-1.1%
76
Kristen Pennington
Lakeshore Public Schools
90,615
89,250
1.5%
77
Tricia Lowery
Buchanan Community Schools
90,384
78,748
14.8%
78
Thomas Skarbek
Niles Public Schools
90,300
88,533
2%
79
Alan Alsbro
Berrien Springs Public Schools
90,232
93,984
-4%
80
Diana Chase
New Buffalo Area Schools
90,180
72,766
23.9%
81
Christopher Quartermaine
Lakeshore Public Schools
88,837
87,525
1.5%
82
Carole Fetke
Watervliet Public Schools
88,660
86,922
2%
83
Ryan Walters
St. Joseph Public Schools
88,288
81,394
8.5%
84
Janine Harrison
Lakeshore Public Schools
88,253
76,088
16%
85
Patricia Newton
New Buffalo Area Schools
87,868
77,016
14.1%
86
Heidi Clark
River Valley School District
87,818
85,149
3.1%
87
Jeffrey Yauchstetter
Lakeshore Public Schools
87,787
86,100
2%
88
Bryan Parsons
St. Joseph Public Schools
87,629
91,370
-4.1%
89
Edward Lijewski
New Buffalo Area Schools
87,554
84,879
3.2%
90
Stacey Demaio
Buchanan Community Schools
87,418
83,500
4.7%
91
Stacey Steffes
Lakeshore Public Schools
87,412
86,100
1.5%
92
James Berry
St. Joseph Public Schools
87,238
98,462
-11.4%
93
Bradley Coon
Watervliet Public Schools
86,709
85,850
1%
94
Gary Etter
St. Joseph Public Schools
86,681
91,856
-5.6%
95
Steven Spenner
Berrien Springs Public Schools
86,610
84,343
2.7%
96
Chelsea Pollyea
Berrien Springs Public Schools
86,569
83,615
3.5%
97
Frank Stijnman
Lake Michigan College
86,489
89,661
-3.5%
98
Brenda Shepard
Lake Michigan College
86,462
86,000
0.5%
99
Peter Olsen
Coloma Community Schools
86,422
88,462
-2.3%
100
Marci Wiesemes
St. Joseph Public Schools
86,415
79,067
9.3%

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