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Board of Education Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

Board Vacancy

Clarkston Community Schools Board President Kelli Horst announced today the resignation of Board Trustee Andrea Catalina, effective immediately. Ms. Catalina cited additional responsibilities related to her teaching position that have been added in recent years as the primary reason for the resignation.

“I feel that my responsibilities for the Board, Clarkston students and the community could be unfairly compromised as I continue to spend more time in my other district,” Ms. Catalina wrote in her letter dated March 5, 2023.

“As a long-time special education teacher, Andrea has provided the Board with great insight into the professional practice and mindset of teaching. Clarkston has been fortunate to have her voice at the table, and we wish her well as she continues to grow in her profession and serve students, which is her driving passion,” said Board President Kelli Horst.

Ms. Catalina was elected to the Board in 2016 (two-year, partial term) and re-elected to a six-year term in 2018.

Per Board Policy 0142.5, the Board must appoint a trustee to fill the vacancy within 30 days. The Board will interview candidates and select an appointee at a public meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in the Community Room in the Administration Building. Interested candidates should submit a letter stating their reasons for applying and pertinent qualifications to Board President Kelli Horst at or at the Administration Building at 6389 Clarkston Road, no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

The next regular Board of Education meetings are at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, and Monday, April 10, 2023. 


About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of over 6,500 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have a virtual academy, an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.

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