Governor Sandoval Announces Appointments to Board of Education


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Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - January 07, 2013

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the final appointments to the State Board of Education. Sandoval previously announced he had appointed Elaine Wynn to the Board.

“Today’s appointments are the next steps in reforming the governance of K-12 education in our state, a process I began during the 2011 Legislative session,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Working to deliver the best education to our state’s children must be our highest priority.”

Based on nominations from the Senate Majority Leader and the Assembly Speaker, respectively, Sandoval has appointed Stavan Corbett (Clark County) and Freeman Holbrook (Washoe County), as voting members of the Board.

Based on nominations from the Nevada Association of School Boards, the Nevada Association of School Superintendents, the Board of Regents, and the Nevada Association of Student Councils in consultation with the Nevada Youth Legislature respectively, Sandoval has appointed the following four non-voting members: Thad Ballard (Elko), Richard Stokes (Carson City), Kevin Melcher (Elko), and Kamryn Mock (Clark County).

The Board also includes four members elected by the general public. Those members include: Alexis Gonzales-Black, District 1; Dave Cook, District 2; Allison Serafin, District 3; and Mark Newburn, District 4.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, James W. Guthrie, expressed his great excitement regarding all of the newly appointed and recently elected state board of education members. Guthrie said, “I am honored to work with such a team of widely experienced and committed individuals. I am confident that the State Board is now poised to provide Nevada's schools with the bold vision they need and the high quality instruction students deserve.”

Appointments to the Board are effective January 8, 2013.

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