Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his appointment of Heather Brinkworth of Fort Lauderdale to the Broward County School Board to fill the District 3 vacancy. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Katherine P. “Katie” Leach in December 2013. The term is effective today, February 28, 2014, through November 18, 2014.
Brinkworth is a former reading teacher at Stranahan High School and Lauderhill Middle Community School. She has served as chair of the Fort Lauderdale’s Education Advisory Board and as PTA president at Bayview Elementary School.
“Heather’s dedication to serving students makes her a great choice to serve on the Broward County School Board,” said Governor Scott. “I am confident that she will continue her work to provide the students of Broward County with a great education.”
“We look forward to welcoming Heather Brinkworth as our newest School Board member,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “She will join our distinguished Board in establishing policies that benefit Broward County Public Schools.”
A Special Swearing-in Ceremony will be announced shortly.
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