Rochester voters will select candidates to serve for three six-year terms on the Rochester Board of Education on Nov. 8.
Three of the five candidates are affiliated with Oakland University. Faculty members Beth Talbert and Pat Piskulich; and OU graduate Jane Pierobon are all seeking for a spot on the Rochester Board of Education.
Talbert is a current board member who is running for re-election. She has been an instructor at OU for 12 years and is the current director of the communication program at OU. She is also the former associate director of admissions.
Talbert holds a bachelor of English and communication from Western Michigan University and a masters degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University.
Piskulich is an associate professor of political science at OU and has been a member of the Rochester community for more than 20 years.
He said that his background in political science and public policy analysis could serve the community well.
OU grad Jane Pierobon is a part time nurse at Henry Ford Health Center and an Army Reservist.
Pierobon graduated from OU in 1990 with a bachelors of science in nursing, and joined the U.S. Army in 1990 with active duty from 1990-1994 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Pierobon has volunteered in classrooms, chaired school events and sat on the Hugger PTA Board as vice president of committees, membership and served two years as PTA President.
Elections for the Rochester Board of Education will be held Nov. 8.