Ferndale Schools Seeks to Fill Board Vacancy

Ferndale Schools Seeks to Fill Board Vacancy

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2017)

Ferndale, MI – After sending off longtime Board of Education Member Karen Twomey with a certificate and cake, Ferndale Public Schools announced Tuesday that the process is open for filling the vacancy.

The following was sent by Ferndale Schools Communications Director Bill Good:

“The Ferndale Schools Board of Education currently has a vacancy. If you are interested in applying for this opening visit http://www.ferndaleschools.org/district/board/join.

“Applications are due by Friday, December 8th at 4pm. Candidate interviews will take place on Monday, December 11th, 6pm in the Ferndale High School Nest.

“If you have any questions please contact Mr. Bill Good at bill.good@ferndaleschools.org or 248-586-8672.”

In her resignation letter in October, Twomey said

“I joined the Board in 2008 in order to serve a district thick with tension and a deep desire for change. Since then we have seen our district blossom due to the noble changes championed by our community. This change in direction led to the creation of a strategic plan that has guided our efforts as a Board to this day. Together with our community and Administrative team, the Board of Education has been guided by our strategic plan and implemented an elementary restructuring, stabilized our finances, and significantly strengthened our academics. I am proud to have been a part of this revitalization of our Schools.

“Earlier this year our Board had another vacancy. During the process to select a new trustee I saw eight amazing community members come forward to serve. I know that there are many others in our great community that are ready to take my place and I will be leaving the Board in highly capable hands. I plan on staying active within our district and will now focus on other areas of need; diversity, equity and inclusion, my own children and their schools. I am loyal to our beautiful Eagles and will continue to serve our district wherever there is a calling.”

Ferndale Public Schools serves all of Pleasant Ridge and parts of Ferndale, Oak Park and Royal Oak Township.

For more info go to http://www.ferndaleschools.org/district/board/join.

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