Mrs. Deborah Gagnon
- Board of DirectorsFounder, Inaugural Board President, Secretary
B.S. in Genetics and Development, Cornell University, NY
M.S., C.G.C., Genetic Counseling, Northwestern University, IL
Deborah is one of the founding members of St. Michael Academy, and has been on the board since its inception. She owns and runs a financial services business and manages a company that provides training across the US to the 9-1-1 dispatch community. Deborah was also a Certified Genetic Counselor, working in pediatric, craniofacial, and adult onset neurogenetics clinics in Chicago, prior to moving to Petoskey. Deborah and her family have lived in Petoskey since 2000, and two of her children attend St. Michael Academy.
“Since 1972, this corridor in Northern Michigan has not had a Catholic High School option. To many of us, that made Petoskey a difficult place to stay once our children got older. SMA fills that need in our region. I believe it is in the best interest of our community, our Church and our families to give our children an education that blends reason with faith, and places importance on the development of our children’s souls as well as their brains.”