A native of Eastern Stark County, Michelle Balderson grew up in Alliance, graduated from Alliance High School, and now is the director of elementary education for Alliance City Schools.
Balderson, who earned her education degree from Kent State University, went on to earn a master’s degree in education and principal license from Malone University.
Balderson, who is married to her husband, Daren, explained how she became involved with C&A. “I inquired about the possibility of holding a seat on the board with Alliance City
School’s (ACS) Superintendent Rob Gress. As a former ACS teacher and principal, I have seen first-hand the positive impact C&A services have on the lives of our Alliance families.”
“I am very excited to start on the board. In the short time I have been involved with the agency, I have appreciated the clear vision, strong communication and passion for the work by each member. The C&A “team” moves mountains for families.”
In her spare time, Balderson sits on the Salvation Army Board, Alliance District Leadership Team, Stark co-curriculum and previously StarkMHAR’s Board.
My advice to anyone, “My #1 rule of life is simple, The Golden Rule. If we treat others the way we want to be treated, everything else falls into place for the better. Life is short. We need to make a positive impact and make each moment matter!”
Hobbies: reading, power walking, vacationing, playing board games with my family
Favorite book: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Favorite movie: Castaway