Michelle Waterhouse

The Waterhouse family has lived in Pickerington for 20 years.

Roy and Michelle have been married for 27 years and have 2 children. Their daughter graduated from Pickerington in 2013 and their son graduated in 2016. Michelle was actively involved and volunteered in the schools for 14 years. She began by volunteering in the library at Violet Elementary and went on to serve as PTO president at both the junior high and high school levels, as well as a co-chair for the Antique & Craft Show.

Michelle is the HR Director at Hopkins Printing. Hopkins was started by Michelle’s parents when she was a child. Today, Hopkins is a leading printer in the Columbus area with 103 employees. Michelle has worked there for the past 27 years and also serves on the key management team and is chairman of the board.

Education

BA: Theology, Ambassador College

Additional Information

Why did you choose to serve on the board of education?

I have always been a big supporter of our schools. I see the school board as a chance to serve our community and our schools.

What do you hope to achieve during your time as a board member?

My goal is to combine my knowledge of our schools with my business background and skills to make good decisions for our students, staff and community.

What do you think makes Pickerington Schools distinct?

Just like many others, we moved to Pickerington because of the schools. To have and to keep that reputation for more than 20 years is special and distinct.

If you could give one piece of advice to PLSD students, what would it be?

Education is valuable and life changing. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn and to grow.

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the district?

There is currently frustration on all levels with state mandates like Common Core and standardized testing. Uncertain state funding formulas and budget needs verses wants are always a challenge. Overall though, Pickerington Schools seem to be proactive when approaching challenges.