Mother, Retired Software Analyst, Active Community Member
City of Residence
Deb is a mother of young children, but not a young mother. Deb Frank has two children, Jace (4) and Sophia Grace (almost 1). Deb's husband, Randy, has two adult children: Randy Jr (RJ) and Ashley Wisdom. Deb and Randy have three beautiful grandchildren: Saige (8), Ivy (6), and Rowan (4). All live in the Coloma School District
Deb is running for Coloma School Board to ensure our school puts parents back in charge of our kids' education. Deb feels school boards have shown a loack of a decision-making process and are simply 'rubber-stamping' decisions made by bureaucrats. Deb is looking for answers to many questions that parents have been asking. Parental rights, funding allocation, school curriculum, disciplinary problems and more.
Deb's family has a long history of community involvement. Deb lives in Hagar Township and has been involved in local government for over 10 years. Formerly, Deb Kavanaugh, she served as Hagar Township Trustee, Zoning Board Appeals Secretary, and Board of Review Chairman in addition to various other committees and focus groups. She was Hagar Township's Parks Director for six years and wrote the 5-year Parks Strategic Plan. She worked with Michigan DNR to obtain a grant for the Riverside Kayak Park in Hagar Township. Sh served as Treasurer and Chair of the North Berrien Fire Rescue Department's Fireboard. Deb has been involved in TwinCATS, Best Practices Committee and Paw Paw River Coalition. She is a software analyst who retired in 2022 in order to home school her two children.
Deb attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and the University of Phoenix. She has also attended several Michigan Township Association conferences over the past 10 years completing coursework designed for municipal leaders. Deb is certified in Open Meeting Act and Robert's Rules of Order She's had articles published in MTA's monthly magazine.
Deb Frank grew up in Lake Michigan Beach (Hagar Township). She graduated from Coloma Schools in 1990. She lived in the Kalamazoo area for 15 years with her first husband and two step-children. Her step-children attended Parchment Schools where Deb was an active in the PTO, Atheltic Boosters, and regularly attended school board meetings. In 2008, after her divorce, Deb settled back into her hometown, met her husband, Randy, and together they adopted two beautiful children. In 2021, Deb and Randy made the decision to homeschool their children at which point Deb retired from her job as a software analyst.