Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education
OUTCOME: Jeff Gaynor, Simone 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.
Deb Mexicotte: In The News
Ann Arbor board president drops superintendent as supporter on website – MLive, 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 debate – Michigan Daily, May 18, 2016
The Missing $900,000: The state cuts school funding again – Ann Arbor Observer, May 2015
Deb Mexicotte Voted Ann Arbor School Board President Sixth Year In A Row – WEMU, Jan. 15, 2015
Ann Arbor school board calls on EMU to drop out of EAA – MLive, March 20, 2014
Incumbent Deb Mexicotte elected to 4th Ann Arbor school board term by large margin – AnnArbor.com, Nov. 6, 2012
Leslie, Mexicotte Contest School Board Seat – Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 11, 2012
Executive Profile: Deb Mexicotte – Ann Arbor Business Review, March 26, 2009