School board will choose from 3 on Wednesday

One of the four initial candidates seeking the vacant seat on the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education has withdrawn her application.
Kyle Moroney
Mar 27, 2012


Sandra Huber, a former White Pines Middle School principal, asked to withdraw her application on Friday, according to school board President Chris Houghtaling.

Huber did not give a reason for the removal of her name as a candidate, Houghtaling said on Monday.

The board is expected to select a new member from the three remaining candidates during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the GHAPS Education Service Center, 1415 Beechtree St. Michael Cramer, Christine Baker or Jennifer Legatz will fill the board vacancy left by the resignation of Jennifer Williams on Feb. 29.

The board interviewed the candidates late last week.

Here is some information about the candidates who will be considered for the vacant position:

— Christine Baker, 59, was born in Detroit, but has lived in Grand Haven since 1975. All three of her children are Grand Haven High School graduates.

— Michael Cramer, 66, grew up in Alaska, but has lived in Grand Haven for the past 10 years. Prior to moving to Grand Haven, he and his wife — a Grand Haven native — lived in Grand Rapids for 20 years, he said. They have a son in his senior year at Grand Haven High School.

— Jennifer Legatz, 38, is a 1991 Grand Haven High School graduate and has five children in Grand Haven schools. She left Grand Haven after high school, and returned to the area five years ago to be with family and for the district’s “quality education,” she said.

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