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June 07, 1996 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-06-07

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The Candidates
On The Questions

Please provide us with some
biographical information
about yourself.

Birmingham Vote for two (4-year term)
I am a native of Pennsylvania and have resided in Birmingham
Malcolm Hay
since 1987. Education includes a BS in engineering (Lehigh), MBA

(Pitt) and JD (Duquesne Law). I have over 30 years of manage-
ment experience with PPG Industries, Inc. Currently I am vice pres-
ident of Productivity Action Associates, Inc., management

Why are you running for school board?

I am seeking re-election because I believe that I can help the dis-
trict deal with the many challenges it will face over the next four
years. I have had the opportunity to serve the community on this
board for eight years. I have learned much. I have been one of its
leaders. I have helped it meet the challenges of the past and I am
well prepared to help it meet the challenges of the future.

Geraldine A. Rinschler

Two daughters Lisa, 27, and Susan, 18. Twenty-five year resi-
dent of Birmingham. Freelance food writer and cookbook editor.
Gourmet cooking teacher for 20 years. Graduate of the Fashion In-
stitute of Technology, State University of New York and the Mod-
em Gourmet Cuisine in Boston. I believe that all school boards need
to have a balance of representation from the community they rep-
resent. As a mother of two daughters who have attended the Birm-
ingham schools, I have gathered a wealth of knowledge by
volunteering as a founding member of the Pembroke Communi-
ty Education Council and co-chairing the community education
central advisory committee. As the president of Derby Middle School
I participated on the school improvement committee and the North
Central Accreditation committee and was a member of the cen-
tral facility study. I have been a member of the finance/fundraising
committee forthe Birmingham-Area Senior Coordinating Council.

As a parent volunteer in the Birmingham Public Schools, I have
been ar. advocate for our children at the local and state level. I spent
22 years networking with parents, students, teachers, adminis-
trators and staff. I am passionate about improving education for
all students and want to continue to work at the next level with the
school board. As a result of my experience, I have the knowledge
and ability to be an effective school board member.

Daniel M. Share

I am the father of two Birmingham Public School students, one
a graduating senior at Seaholm High School and the other a sev-
enth-grader at Derby Middle School. My wife and I have lived in
the Birmingham school district for 18 years. I earned a bachelor's
degree with high honors and distinction from the University of
Michigan and a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School.
I am a practicing attorney, specializing in business law. Over the
course of my professional career, I have advised large and small
businesses and non-profit groups on virtually every aspect of their
operations, including entity formation, dispute resolution, per-
sonnel matters, real estate, financing and regulatory compliance.
I am a former VISTA Volunteer (the domestic peace corps) who
has stayed active in community affairs. I am a member of a vari-
ety of professional, civic and arts organizations.

I was raised in a tradition which places a premium on the value
of education. The public schools are one of our community's most
important resources. The public schools do more than teach aca-
demic subjects. They are where children come in contact with,
learn about and learn how to get along with people who are dif-
ferent from themselves. Our society's continuing economic and
cultural vitality depends on how well we educate our children to
meet the future intellectual, technologic and social challenges
which they will face. My family has always encouraged volun-
teer work. I have reached a point in my career where I have knowl-
edge, ability and (now that my children are a little older) time to
contribute to my community in a more significant way. There is
no better place to serve in helpingto set policy for our children's

Bloomfield Hills — Vote for two (4-year term)

Bruce W. Budde

F, Linda Finkel

A lifelong exposure to the public schools and education through
my dad (educator/administrator), my education (BS Michigan,
MBA Western), my interests (college foundation board), my church
(teacher), my avocation (education specialist - IBM), my highest
commitment (family - three children). Veteran USAF.

Believe me, it would be far easier to do nothing than to be con-
cerned with the current direction of our schools. As a matter of
fact there are plenty of people that won't even think about it. Thank
you for caring. Little is known about the current status of acade :
mic concentration in the classrooms. This is seldom presented
for public edification and reaction. There are many factors that
mitigate against good academic content. The key issues in public
representation are availability, commitment and understanding. I
am committed to academic excellence through real public in-
volvement. Should we not agree, your ideas and thoughts will
always be respected, considered and presented. To this I dedicate
my candidacy. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

I am 52 years old, married for 30 years to Robert. We have two
adult children, Molly, 24, and Noah, 27.1 have a BA in elemen-
tary education from the University of Michigan and an MA in guid-
ance and counseling from Wayne State University. My formal
teaching experience was in Southfield Public Schools, where I
taught for three years prior to starting a family.

I seek re-election because I am and always have been an advo-
cate for children and for public schools and I want to continue my
advocacy from the position of a board trustee, where it can be
most effective. Also, from my perspective of experience comes
a valuable expertise. Finally, I would like to continue to accom-
modate our constantly evolving, excellent programs and new pro-
grams, into the new financial parameters created by the passage
of Proposal A.

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