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June 09, 1995 - Image 100

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-06-09

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School electio#kt

The Candidates
On The Questions

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biographical information.

Berkley School District - Two open seats
Berkley resident for 15 years, with children in the district. Nurse
Carol Benton
at Beaumont Wound Care Center. Classroom volunteer in her

children's school, served on reading and computer committees
and helped with school musical programs. PTA chairman of the
Parent Education Committee, secretary and president of PTA.

Barry A. Blauer

Elizabeth Marriott

Why are you running?

I believe I can represent our community well and I will place a
priority on what is best for our children. My involvement in the
school and state and national PTA training I have received have
prepared me for greater responsibility in the school district.

19-year resident of Huntington Woods with children in the dis-
trict. Served as PTA vice president, treasurer of Berkley High
School Operation Graduation and as a member of the Facilities
Steering Committee to improve our school buildings, as well as
president of Huntington Woods Recreation Advisory Board and
Men's Club.

I feel I can help the schools communicate more with the other
parts of the community and I would like to help oversee and set
policies to bring about Vision 2010, which includes improve-
ments which will result from the recent bond issue.

19-year Berkley resident with children in the district. Director,
Wayne State University Child Development Laboratory, part-
time faculty in WSU psychology department. Consultant for
Denver Testing and Assessment — developmental assessment
for young children, Michigan Protection, and Advocacy for Spe-
cial Education.

I believe I would bring to the board my commitment to young
children and experience as an educator and administrator with
budget and curriculum responsibilities that would allow me to
balance the needs of parents, children and teachers.

Bloomfield Hills - Two four-year terms
Ten-year resident of Bloomfield Hills with children in the district.
Sherrie English
Past president and board member of Way Elementary School

PTO, past president board member of PTO Council, co-presi-
dent of Bloomfield Hills Middle School PTO. Citizen board of
Bloomfield Youth Guidance and several district committees.

With the financial and educational mandates put upon our pub-
lic schools, I feel it is important to take an active stand in main-
taining the excellence of our school district. As a parent, I have a
commitment to the Bloomfield Hills Schools and the communi-
ty.

Eleven-year resident of the district. Son graduated from Andover
in 1992.Running for a second term on the board. Active in sev-
eral district activities.

I'm running because I am committed to protecting each stu-
dent's right to high-quality public education. I believe all stu-
dents should be ensured the opportunities necessary to learn
and grow in an environment that will assure success in adult
life.

1992 graduate of Cooley Law School. Practice in areas of family
law, real estate and product liability.

Observing the board for a while with keen interest, I believe
there is a movement by the state in general and the governor in
particular to destroy public education as we know it. As a board
member, I would do all I could to keep public education in the
control of the districts.

Harriette L. Woodards

Thirty-year resident of the Charter Township of Royal Oak. For-
mer township trustee from 1988-1992. Present member of the
township planning commission. Tutor for the Oakland County
Literacy Program. Thirty years of government service with the
VA Medical Center in Allen Park.

My reason for running is because we do not have any represen-
tation for the taxation we have to pay.

Robert Stern

Married with five children. Teaching in Detroit Public Schools for
16 years in special education in the category of learning dis-
abled.

Running to continue the fine work of outgoing board members
Leslie Biederman and Robert Lake. With special education back-
ground, I feels I can bring a fresh perspective to the board.

Debbie Macon

Oak Park Two four year seats*
Chaim Garfinkel

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* Rochelle Ward and Cynthia Clark did not respond.

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