Maryanne VanHaitsma

Maryanne VanHaitsma has been a member of the Royal Oak School Board for four years and was just reelected to another four.

She has served on multiple committees including the Cultural Competency Committee since its inception, Communication committee, Curriculum committee, Policy committee, and Finance & Facilities committee, and membership on the Oakland County School Board DEI committee.

VanHaitsma, along with fellow board member Deb Anderson, was named to the Oakland County School Boards Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in August. The committee's mission is to help remove systemic barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion in all Oakland County K-12 public schools. (Read more here.)

She is an active member of Royal Oak PTAs for 17 years including multiple committees, ROMS PTA president, ROHS PTA president, RO PTA Council President, State - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, State - Advocacy, Royal Oak Youth Assistance, Royal Oak Schools Foundation, ROHS Booster Club work and leadership, student club advisory, and church and neighborhood association work and well as other community work.

"I believe that strong schools build a strong community, and it is the responsibility of all within a community to ensure success."

Committee Membership: Finance & Facilities, Curriculum, Communications, Wellness

Maryanne VanHaitsma

Maryanne VanHaitsma