Dear Newaygo Public School District Voters,
My name is Artemisia Clark. I am known by many names, Missy Clark, Missy Anderson, Larry & Tish’s daughter, John’s wife and most importantly Chloe’s mom. I take pride in each of those names. However, legally I am Artemisia Clark, therefore on November 6th that will be the name that is on the ballot for Newaygo Public School Board. I am asking for your support and would be honored to represent our community and families as a member of the School Board.
I am a K-12 Newaygo alumni and a proud wife to a lifelong Newaygo Lion and local business owner. I’m a mom to a 5thgrader and future graduate of NPS. I believe strong schools make strong communities and I want my daughter to be as proud of Newaygo as I am. Therefore, I have been a very involved parent in our schools. I have volunteered an average of 25 hours per school year in elementary classrooms. I have attended countless field trips, school board, bond proposal, and Dynamic Planning for NPS meetings. I am actively involved in the continuous improvement of our schools through partnerships with teachers and administration.
I am also a daughter of retired State Police Trooper turned Newaygo Bus Garage Supervisor & a stay at home mom turned Teacher. Growing up with those parents has given me perspective of what our teachers and staff go through as well as what administration is responsible for. I shop our local businesses, attend many local events, use our walking trails and paths and spend my extra time on the boat on Croton pond. I am an active member of the Newaygo community.
I am a huge advocate for a better school for all and looking for creative solutions to today’s issues to service all our kids regardless of talents or needs. I am a supporter of our school athletics, because sports are important for teaching children life lessons not necessarily being the best athlete and because those athletic events can bring a community together. I can’t say enough for the amazing talents that are displayed through our arts programs inclusive of the band, dance club and things like an Art Prize entry. I believe having several diverse opportunities that inspire kids to participate in school is important to foster future success.
I am a 14-year employee of General Mills with experience in Human Resources and Supply Chain initiatives. I have experience on local government boards in Big Prairie township. I have been a cheer & gymnastics coach, substitute teacher, YMCA Teen Program Manager and Middle School Drug Prevention Specialist.
I would be honored to add the title of Newaygo Public School Board member and work for our community and schools in this role. Please consider casting your vote on November 6th for me, Artemisia Clark, to represent our community on the Newaygo Public School Board.
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