Ms. Michelle Anderson ran an excellent campaign for Higley School board. She lost by only 93 votes. With the recent resignation of board member Denise Standage, one would think that Ms. Anderson would be the most likely person to fill the position. However, Higley’s Superintendent Dr. Birdwell and Board President Venessa Whitener ignored her and submitted three other names to the Maricopa County School Superintendent Don Covey for consideration.
Please read Ms. Anderson’s statement below, and then send an email to Dr. Covey and copy Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, asking that Ms. Anderson be chosen. Here are their email addresses: Don.Covey@mcesa.maricopa.gov and email@example.com.
Superintendent Covey is not required to select one of the three names submitted. The next step as far as the County is concerned is to hold a Nominee Seminar as a kind of combination training and job interview. Superintendent Covey has to choose the new Board member within a week after the Nominating Seminar.
Superintendent Covey will be inclined to pick from Dr. Birdwell’s list. The only way it will turn out differently is if voters let their voices be heard!
Here is a statement from Ms. Anderson: