Tyrone E. Winfrey represented District 4 and was president of the Detroit Board of Education. He is an Associate Director at the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions as well as Director of the University of Michigan Detroit Admissions Office. He is married to City Clerk Janice Winfrey.

Winfrey is active in the Pathways Male Mentoring Ministry, Christian Education Youth Department, and the Guidance and Education Ministry at Greater Grace Temple.

In the 2011 school board election, he was unable to collect enough signatures to be on the ballot, and his write-in campaign was defeated by Judy Summers.


October 20, 2015 Federal probe of EAA eyes former officials and vendors. Detroit Free Press.  "Subpoenas and other records released today by the EAA show investigators seeking the personal email addresses of former chancellor John Covington; former EAA chief of staff Tyrone Winfrey, the husband of Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, and a handful of former principals, including Kenyetta (KC) Wilbourne, who told the Free Press last week that she cut a deal to plead guilty to bribery and tax evasion as part of an FBI probe of kickbacks."

November 10, 2011. DPS board president joins Education Achievement Authority with Kansas City transplants; district could go statewide sooner. MLive. "Winfrey will serve as chief of staff to EAS chancellor John Covington. Winfrey's appointment was approved by the board during a meeting today at Eastern Michigan University."

November 9, 2011. DPS board president upended in election. Detroit News.