Carol Higgins

Carol Higgins


Carol Higgins was born and raised in Mendon, Michigan, although she graduated from Vicksburg High School. She took classes at Glen Oaks and Kalamazoo Valley Community College before transferring to Nazareth College where she earned her bachelor’s in education. She received her master’s from Western Michigan University in general science education and taught fourth and fifth grade science for 17 years at Marcellus Schools.

Carol is currently a substitute teacher at Mendon Schools, and she works part-time at Viva restaurant in Mendon. She previously worked at Monsanto Seed Lab in Constantine.

In the community, Carol served as chair of the SJC Conservation District Board for ten years and she currently remains on the board. She is a member of the Churches Earth Care team, the Friends of the St. Joseph River Board, Mendon Women’s Club, and the SJC Solid Waste Committee. Recently, she has worked with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to establish the Mendon Housing Initiative with hopes of building a habitat home in Mendon next year.

Gardening is Carol’s passion and she is a master gardener through Michigan State University.

She and her husband, Larry, enjoy golf. They have six grown children all married and living in Michigan, and eight grandchildren with another on the way. Her granddaughter is a third generation Glen Oaks’ student. They enjoy water activities, walking and biking.

Side note: Carol and her husband built a timber fame home on Portage Lake and operated it as Arrowhead Cove Bed and Breakfast for eight years.