March 19, 2024

Lansing School District Welcomes Two New Members

(Lansing, MI) – The Lansing School District Board of Education has voted to select Joshua Crim and Daniel Nowiski to fill open board seats. Crim works as a project engineer for GE Progressive - a contractor company that provides services to DTE Energy. Nowiski is the Michigan Mission Center president for Community of Christ Church and provides administrative, mission and spiritual leadership to ordained and lay leaders of congregations, campgrounds and ministries throughout the state.

The nine member Lansing School District Board of Education filled seats previously held by Dr. Farhan Bhatti and Missy Lilje. A total of 17 applicants were considered for the two board positions.

“The Lansing School District welcomes Joshua Crim and Daniel Nowiski to our Board of Education,” said president Rachel Willis. “Their unique knowledge and experience bring different skill sets to the board which will be helpful in the future.”

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a very professional board who bring a wide variety of knowledge to the school district,” said superintendent Ben Shuldiner.

“The Board’s commitment to policy development, collaboration with stakeholders, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation plays a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive learning environment where all students can thrive,” Crim wrote in his application to the Board. “I am deeply passionate about serving our community and contributing to the continued growth and success of the Lansing School District.” Crim is an alumnus of Northern Michigan University where he played football, and is an Eastern High School graduate.

Daniel Nowiski earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University where he graduated with honors, and earned a graduate degree in Arts and Religion from Graceland University Seminary. Nowiski has been involved in Parent/Community Advisory committees in Lansing and has a child enrolled in the Lansing School District.

“I would prioritize communication and open dialogue with the community, administrators, staff, students, parents, and others to move the district forward in pursuit of its mission, vision, and goals,” Nowiski wrote in his application.

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