It is important for the Kenowa Hills community to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6! In addition to the non-homestead millage vote, we have Board of Education seats up for election. Please take the time to read below and get informed about the candidates running.
2-Year Partial Term (1 Vacancy)
Candidate Melissa Courtade - Did not respond to the request for biography.
Candidate Eddie Tudor - Write-in Candidate Not Listed on the Ballot
My name is Eddie Tudor and I am running as a write-in candidate for the partial term seat on Kenowa Hills School Board.
Growing up, it was the teachers in my life who provided me with the guidance and support that helped me to succeed not only in school, but in life. I want to give back to the education community because educators gave so much to me. I want to serve the people who go to work every single day with the passion and commitment to guide our youngest learners, our future leaders, the students who need to be believed in and supported unconditionally.
I am passionate about continuing the growth and excellence in education that exists at Kenowa Hills today. I want to focus on student achievement, as well as college and life preparedness for all of our kids. I have been a part of this community for over 15 years. My wife Jessica attended Kenowa Hills and we have four amazing kids attending Kenowa Hills. I also own a successful business in our community, Tudor Custom Carpentry.
I enjoy staying busy through volunteer roles in our district and community. I co-manage, organize, and coach for the Kenowa Hills Flag Football program, am an active member of the Kenowa Hills Athletic Boosters managing the Knights’ Spirit Trailer, and scheduling appearances of Kenowa Hills very own Lance the Knight. I am also entering my 3rd year as the Vice President of the softball program for Western Little League.
4-Year Term (2 Vacancies)
Candidate Tracey Hart
Candidate Danielle Storey
My name is Danielle Storey and my family and I are proud members of the Kenowa Hills district. I am a Kenowa Hills alumna, class of ‘96. My partner Chad and I have two girls at the Middle School, Madison (8th) and Taylor (6th). I love being a Knight. I believe a strong school district creates a strong and united community. I believe that strength is built on communication and trust.
I coached Girls on the Run at Central and assisted with the management of our Youth Lacrosse program. I have served on the Central Elementary PTO as Co-President. I maintained an active role in passing our recent bond. I am a member of The Kenowa Hills Education Foundation and I have had the pleasure of serving on Kenowa’s School Board since being appointed earlier this year.
I currently work full time as Marketing Director at Transnation Title Agency, but can often be seen around school. I hold immense pride for Kenowa Hills that I demonstrate in my personal relations, social media posts, and daily interactions with students, staff, and the community of Kenowa Hills. I take the affairs of Kenowa Hills to heart. I hope to continue the important work of our Board in growing our district and promoting Personal Mastery.
My name is Danielle Storey and I am a Kenowa Hills graduate, parent, and Knight, and you’ll find my name on the November 6 ballot for the full term position on Kenowa Hills Board of Education. Go Knights!
Hello! I am Tracey Hart and I’m running for Kenowa Hills’ school board. My husband, Robb Hoatlin, and I have two children, Mallory (2016 graduate) and Colin (freshman). I work for Farmers Insurance as a Business Analyst/Project Manager.
We moved to Kenowa sixteen years ago because we liked the school’s size, large enough to provide many academic, athletic, and social opportunities, while not limiting chances to make connections with teachers and peers. Since then, I have served on the Athletic Boosters, Marne’s PTO (Treasurer), Odyssey of the Mind Coach, Senior All-Night Party Committee, and on the hiring panels for two varsity coaches.
When I’m not volunteering at Kenowa, I am either cheering Mallory or Colin on at one of their games or involved in other local groups such as Western Little League’s Board, Religious Ed instructor at St. Anthony’s, or teaching Junior Achievement at local elementary schools.
I want to join our school board so I can put my project management skills to use, helping determine the best ways to allocate our budget and how to help it grow. I’m interested in pursuing ways to increase communications and engagement with our families as well as local businesses. I have seen many changes at Kenowa over the years and I believe we are going in the right direction. We need to continue focusing on ways to keep our children safe and provide them with the best possible resources to help them grow academically and socially, preparing them for their future.