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“Our children are our living messengers to a future we will never see.”
Elijah Cummings

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I am one of five candidates running as a slate for the RCS School Board. We are united in our commitment to prioritizing the success and well-being of every student. Our unique perspectives and strengths enhance our collective vision, enabling us to address the varied needs of our school community. While we may have different viewpoints, we are dedicated to constructive dialogue, ensuring every decision is student-focused. Our mutual respect fosters innovative solutions through healthy discourse and compromise.

Together, we pledge to:

  • Advocate for high-quality education policies.

  • Use our diverse strengths to develop thoughtful strategies.

  • Engage with the community to integrate diverse perspectives.

  • Promote transparency and responsibility in governance.


Meet Barb

I'm running for re-election to the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education for a two-year term this November. I was unanimously appointed in July 2017 and retained my school board seat for a six-year term in the 2018 election.  

Looking beyond the negative narratives and the intense past four years of service on a public education board, I've never wavered in my why and who I serve: our students. 

My vision for the future is clear: I want to ensure our students continue to have access to one of the best public school educations in Michigan. I'm committed to ensuring the new strategic plan our board has adopted and its goals are implemented with fidelity and that our new superintendent is supported for a smooth transition into his new role because his success is our collective success, too.


Barb has consistently demonstrated her unwavering dedication to improving Rochester Community Schools as a board member, advocating tirelessly for students, educators, and families. Her proven leadership and commitment make her the ideal candidate for reelection, ensuring continued progress and excellence in our educational community.

Marilyn Trent
City of Rochester Council member and local business owner

I am proud to support Barb Anness because she continues to make sensible decisions that promote life-long learning and wellness. Barb stands up for the needs of all students in the district, while keeping our schools safe and the budget balanced.

Lisa Kowalski
Former RCS , ATPS parent, and decades long advocate for special education programs and services


I’m proud to support Trustee Barb Anness for reelection. Barb's dedication to providing the best education for the children in our community during her time as a trustee on the RCS Board of Education has been evident time and again. Her unwavering commitment and advocacy to our diverse student body demonstrates her true dedication to education. I feel we are at a pivotal moment in education and her critical voice and knowledge will be invaluable in the coming years. 

Mary P.
Meadow Brook Elementary parent

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