Four candidates eye three open seats on Saranac school board | #Education

SARANAC — Four candidates are vying for three open seats on the Saranac Community Schools Board of Education. 

Sarah Doll, Diana A. Naylor, David L. Price and Theodore VanKuiken are running for three, four-year terms on the Saranac school board in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election. 

Sarah Doll

Doll, the incumbent board president, is responsible for tax preparation and accounting services at her family CPA firm: Lawrence Tiejema, PC. Doll has served on the board since January 2014, including as trustee, treasurer and as president since 2019. 

Diana A. Naylor

Naylor is a palliative and VBID supervisor at WellSky. She graduated from Saranac High School in 1994.

David L. Price

Price, an incumbent, is employed by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Forest Resources Division, Manager for Forest Planning and Operations. Price is completing his second four-year term on the Saranac school board, serving as secretary, treasurer and vice president. 

VanKuiken, an incumbent, is a track worker at CSX Railroad.

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Each candidate was provided a set of identical questions from The Sentinel-Standard. The following are their answers presented in a Q&A format. Some answers have been edited due to space constraints. 

Why are you running for office? 

Doll: “I feel very fortunate to serve on this board of talented and passionate individuals. I have great respect for my fellow board members, and I’m proud of the good work we’ve done during my past years of service.  I look forward to continuing on, in support of each child in our district.” 




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