Dubay appointed to LC school board

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published January 18, 2017

 Hilary Dubay

Hilary Dubay

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A candidate for the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education this past election is now an official member.

Hilary Dubay was unanimously chosen by the board on Jan. 4 to fill the vacancy left by board Treasurer Pamela Hornberger. Hornberger, whose resignation from the board became effective Dec. 7, won the 32nd District state House seat during the Nov. 8 general election.

Dubay said she was honored to be appointed.

“While campaigning for the election in November, I met so many wonderful families and students. I am humbled to be their voice,” she said in an email. “I look forward to working with all members of the board, the new superintendent and administration. This is just the beginning of a new chapter in a long journey.”

Dubay was among four candidates seeking to fill the Board of Education seat through Dec. 31, 2018.

“All four candidates would have brought different skills and perspectives to the board,” said Board of Education President Amelia Servial. “However, in the end, Mrs. Dubay was chosen unanimously, and we look forward to working with her.”

Dubay has been a resident in the district for 11 years and is an active parent in her children’s school activities. She volunteers for several local organizations and is a strong advocate for special education.

She said her first goal on the board is to work with her follow members to hire the district’s next superintendent.

“Through this detailed process, we will work together to select the best candidate for our district,” Dubay said. “Once this goal has been accomplished, I look forward to working together with the new superintendent to bring back the L’Anse Creuse tradition and continue in the pursuit of excellence.”

Dubay added that the district is going through a unique transitional period with the ongoing search for a new superintendent — former Superintendent John Armstrong is currently filling the position in the interim — and the election, which resulted in a new face in board member Terri Spencer.

“We are at a pivotal moment to build a foundation for success,” she said. “Through open-mindedness and teamwork, this board can start working together cohesively. I would like to focus on improving and increasing communication, bringing about the best learning environment for our students. The state direction on learning curriculum is a challenge for many schools in Michigan, including our district. Through emphasizing local ideas and solutions, we can reinforce L’Anse Creuse’s visions and values.”

Dubay’s first board meeting was Jan. 9.

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