DAVISON — Local mom and business owner Stefanie M. Pickell has announced she will be on the ballot this fall for one of the three open Davison School Board seats.
Pickell and her husband, John, have three kids spread out in the school system: Kindergarten, 4th and 8th grades.
Pickell has worked with children for years and owns her own daycare business “Pick of the Hill” in Davison Township.
“I’ve had the opportunity to spend my career working with children, including those with disabilities,” she said. “I understand that every child deserves the best education and a shot at the real world… no matter their limitations.”
Pickell said she decided to run because she wants to offer new ideas and a fresh perspective on the board.
“I think we all can agree that Education is changing, especially with the COVID-19 Virus,” she said. “It is my opinion that now, more than ever, we need parents not puppets on the school board making these important decisions.”
Some of her priorities, Pickell said, include working to protect the health and safety of students and teachers, ensuring students taking classes both virtual and in-person are given the skills to succeed, increase board transparency to guarantee the public is heard, spend the taxpayers’ bond money properly and make decisions as an “independent thinker.”
“In 2018, the community came out electing younger voices like Matthew Smith to the board, and we must continue that trend to make sure our board is well-balanced.”
Details: Visit Pickell on Facebook by searching Stefanie M. Pickell for Davison School Board 2020.
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