Chino Valley Unified School District names Sherry Brown to governing board
Retired educator Sherry Brown was named to the vacant seat on the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board on Tuesday.
Brown fills the vacancy left by the recent death of longtime board member Bob Kaecker. Brown's term will be until Dec. 31, 2012.
"I'm very happy to be selected," Brown said. "I have a challenge ahead of me, and I'm ready to work hard."
Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter, who announced the appointment Wednesday, stated: "The residents of the district should be very proud of the fact that four extremely well-qualified individuals - Kelly O'Brien, Randy Michaeu, Ab Jackson and Sherry Brown - applied for the position.
"They all have knowledge, experience, and talents that would have been beneficial to the governing board and the district. I sincerely hope that they each run for the board in November of 2012, when three seats will be open for election."
Carter accepted letters of interest from residents before conducting interviews of those who applied. He then spoke individually with each of the elected members of the board and with district administration. He said he enjoyed receiving communications from several citizens who voluntarily shared their views of the candidates, as it provides a valuable public perspective of the candidates.
Carter stated, "Each candidate had their own unique strengths, but Brown appears to be the best fit to complement the governing board at this time."
Brown and her husband have lived in the district for five years. She has volunteered with Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Chino Valley Food Bank, and the Chino Valley Public Library.
Brown holds a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in humanities. She taught special education at all levels and retired in 2006.