Sheryl Kennedy, Candidate for State House, District 48
Dr. Sheryl Kennedy is entering her 31st year in public education as a public school administrator and university lecturer. Over those 30+ years, Sheryl served 22 of them as a local teacher before becoming an administrator in Oakland County. Her leadership has led her current school to be a National School of Character, an Evergreen School, and moved her diverse, at-risk school to a place of academic success.
Serving the last 30 years, as a scholar of public administration and practitioner of imposed policy, Dr. Kennedy has watched as those who presume to “know better,” have drained the coffers of Michigan’s general fund on the backs of local government, public schools, health and human services, our environment, and small business. Every legislative change, not based in research has resulted in a waste of tax dollars with little or a negative impact on those organizations they are trying to “fix.”
Dr. Sheryl Kennedy has been married for 26 years to Mike Kennedy, and has three adult children – David (Megan), Joseph (Stefanie), and Karissa. Sheryl is a 6th generation resident of the 48th district. David and Joe have chosen their life partners from their home community as well.
Dr. Kennedy wants to be a voice of common sense as a representative for Michigan’s 48th District, her lifelong home. Put most simply, Sheryl Kennedy values every tax dollar earned, and believes that with a focus on real outcomes, and researched-based practices in all areas, WE CAN DO BETTER.