The purpose of this blog is so you can learn a little about my background given my candidacy for the Shelby School Board, and learn how to contact me regarding issues facing our schools.

Walborn Family

Walborn Family

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pete Hoekstra on Education Reform!

The following is an excerpt from Pete Hoekstra's website regarding education reform. He is requesting that we contact him with our views. Let's put forth our ideas so that the voice of Shelby is heard in Washington! Here is the excerpt:

Help Reform K-12 Education

As Congress begins work on reauthorizing K-12 education I want to hear from you.
In 2001, Congress passed one of the most restrictive and costly education bills with the passage of No Child Left Behind. The law included unfunded mandates for our state and our local schools, and largely restricted local control of education.

I want to hear your thoughts on how Congress should address K-12 education. I encourage you to share the areas that you believe need improvement or fostering in our education system. I will share your comments with members of the House Education and Labor Committee. Please visit my education Web site at

As Congress moves forward toward reauthorization, I remain committed to promoting state and local flexibility as well as parental involvement in education.

CLICK HERE to review a letter that I recently sent to Education Secretary Arne Duncan on my current concerns with the bill’s reauthorization.

Pete's Perspective

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Our girls named their team the "Pink Panthers" - these girls are a blast and they love soccer. (Halle is bottom right.) Many thanks to Coach Cederquist for allowing me to help this season. The Pink Panthers will be doing the halftime show at the varsity girls home soccer game on 4/29/10 vs. Hart.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Tribute to Shelby Teachers and Staff

I had a very heartwarming experience last week that reinforced the tremendous job our teachers and staff members are doing at Shelby Public Schools. Read my tribute at this link:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oceana Herald Journal Questionnaire Answers

The Oceana Herald Journal has requested certain information from school board candidates. My answers to their questions are found at the following link:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Shebly Cheer Team Competes at Delta Plex

The Shelby Competitive Cheer Team is amazing! Thanks to my daughter Abby (center group, bottom left), we get to enjoy this amazing sport and benefit from the camaraderie with a really cool group of parents. They finished the 2010 season ranked 12th in the state (coaches poll), and 2 Shelby girls from the team received Academic All State First Team Honors. Go Shelby Cheer!

Constant Kindness

"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." ~Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Walborn Family Hosts Frontrunner for MI Governor!

In an effort to help Shelby Schools, the Walborn family is hosting a dinner in Oceana County for the leading candidate for Michigan's next Governor - Congressman Pete Hoekstra. The Walborn's feel that the best way to help Shelby Schools is to support candidates with a strong record of supporting education in Michigan. The dinner will take place May 13th and is by invitation only. For more information, contact Warren at