Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education

Deb Mexicotte

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Deb Mexicotte

OUTCOME: Jeff GaynorSimone Lightfoot and Harmony Mitchell were elected to the AAPS board of education. Click here for details of that outcome. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Deb Mexicotte is associate director of a2ru/ArtsEngine, a consortium of over 30 organizations working to integrate the arts into interdisciplinary research. Prior to that job she worked for more than 20 years in various roles at the University of Michigan, primarily in arts-related program roles, and student leadership and development.

Mexicotte, an incumbent AAPS trustee, was first elected to the board in 2003. She currently serves as the board’s president. She also was founding member and chair of the Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education. Mexicotte is married to Brian Chambers and has three children. She lives on Ann Arbor’s east side.

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Deb Mexicotte: In The News

Ann Arbor board president drops superintendent as supporter on websiteMLive, Oct. 25, 2016

Board of Education Candidates Comment (video) – Community Television Network, Oct. 7, 2016

Ann Arbor school board candidates debate school choice, teacher evaluation – MLive, Sept. 29, 2016

Live report from the League of Women Voters candidate forum – AnnArbivore, Sept. 26, 2016

League of Women Voters candidate forum (video)Community Television Network, Sept. 26, 2016

Transgender students' rights on campus questioned following national debateMichigan Daily, May 18, 2016

The Missing $900,000: The state cuts school funding againAnn Arbor Observer, May 2015

Deb Mexicotte Voted Ann Arbor School Board President Sixth Year In A RowWEMU, Jan. 15, 2015

Ann Arbor school board calls on EMU to drop out of EAAMLive, March 20, 2014

Incumbent Deb Mexicotte elected to 4th Ann Arbor school board term by large, Nov. 6, 2012

Leslie, Mexicotte Contest School Board SeatAnn Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 11, 2012

Executive Profile: Deb MexicotteAnn Arbor Business Review, March 26, 2009