Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
- Margaret Mead
Deyar was born and raised in Michigan. She grew up in the Detroit area, attended The University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Deyar and her husband chose to move their family to Traverse City in 2015 and have been active members of the community since then. Her daughter attends West Middle School and her son is starting at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School. Deyar is an attorney, but has spent the majority of her career as a Federal Agent investigating white collar crime including abuse of taxpayer funded programs. She has served on the boards of various organizations including the Chicago Mosaic School. In addition, Deyar has been an active volunteer with her children’s schools, Battle of the Books, and FLOW (For Love of Water). Her goal in children’s advocacy is to ensure that the most vulnerable students do not fall between the cracks. Deyar believes that teachers and staff on the front lines can offer the most valuable insight on student learning and education.
Want to know more about Deyar? Get acquainted by watching her video. Learn why she is passionate about education, and running for school board! Learn why she joined forces to be a part of Team5TCAPS here.