Shout Out - Cassandra Harmon-Higgins and Mary Jane Tramontin

Cassandra Harmon-HigginsMary JaneThe Washtenaw ISD Executive Director of Human Resources and Legal Services, Cassandra Harmon-Higgins, and WISD Board Secretary Mary Jane Tramontin, have been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to serve on the Task Force for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. The appointment was announced in late December 2014.

Harmon-Higgins was hired by Washtenaw ISD in December 2014 to fill an administrative vacancy and previously served as Interim Superintendent at Howell Public Schools and also as that district’s Executive Director of Labor Relations and Personnel. She has a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a master’s degree in justice policy and management from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice from Florida A&M University.

Tramontin is a retired educator and has served on the Washtenaw ISD board for over 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in teaching from Nova Southeastern University. 

The 15-member task force is charged with providing recommendations for reducing child sexual abuse. These recommendations will help in the creation of goals and guidelines for state and school policies.