Mary was a member of the Little Chute board of education for 25 years, including 18 years as board president. During this time, she was on the negotiating team and part of the professional development council.
She believed community fosters education and education fosters community. She focused on pre-K funding and universal access to preschool to support children in the important early years.
Mary also served as the environmentalist for St. John's church, treasurer for the friends of the library and a member of the village parks committee.
The WASB mourns the passing of Mary Janssen on Dec. 10, 2013. Information will be sent to Region 7 members about electing a new director as it becomes available.