- Board of Education President Mariam Bazzi appointed to Wayne County Circuit Court
Fordson High School graduate, current Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Wayne County, and Dearborn Board of Education President Mariam Bazzi submitted her letter of resignation to the Dearborn Public Schools on May, 22, 2017. Bazzi has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve as a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court. As a result of the appointment, Bazzi had to resign her seat on the Board of Education.
“The hardest part of taking this new position as a judge is leaving the Board. This entire experience is incredibly bittersweet because I truly did enjoy my service as a trustee for the schools and college,” said Bazzi, who began her service on the Board in January 2015.
Bazzi, a Dearborn native, is the second Arab American woman appointed to the bench in Wayne County. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Daphne Curtis earlier this year. Bazzi took office in Dearborn shortly after the departure of now State Superintendent Brian Whiston and was instrumental in the hiring of current Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.
“Trustee Bazzi will be missed. Her professionalism, knowledge of the law, and commitment to the children in our classrooms made her an excellent Board member. I have a deep respect for her judgement and always valued her insight into decisions concerning the operation of our District,” commented Maleyko.
With Bazzi stepping down, the Board has 30 days from her resignation date (May 22, 2017) to appoint a new School Board Trustee.
Anyone living in the Dearborn Public Schools district can apply for the vacant seat. Applications will be accepted from May 23, 2017 through June 1, 2017. Those interested should hand deliver or send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the Dearborn Public Schools Administration Building, 18700 Audette, Room 6, Dearborn, MI 48124. All materials must be in the Administration Building by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on June 1, 2017.
The Board will review all submitted applications and all of those meeting the residency requirements will be interviewed. The Board will determine an interview schedule based on the number of applications submitted.
The applicant selected will serve on the Board until the next general election in November 2018.