Denise Pistana was first elected to the board in 2016. She also serves as president of the Huron Valley Community Coalition and co-chair of the HV Education Foundation. Mrs. Pistana and her husband, Jay, have a son who graduated from Lakeland High School and Villanova University. Mrs. Pistana is a long-time resident of Highland. She works part time as a dental hygienist in White Lake.
“I have always volunteered extensively in the school district and have served on numerous committees. I've spent many days in the schools while my son attended school from kindergarten through 12th grade. The next step for me was to run for the board to continue to give back to our community. I currently serve on the Huron Valley Education Foundation board and the Huron Valley Community Coalition board. These partnerships are important for the district and for our students. I have a passion for public education and care about the opportunities we provide for all students.”