Sacramento County Board of Education provisionally appointed Eleanor L. Brown, Ed.D. as Trustee for Area 4 at its meeting on December 7. She fills the seat made vacant following the October 11 resignation of former Area 4 Trustee Victoria L. Deane, who moved out of the county.
Ms. Deane was first elected to the Board of Education in 1992 and during her tenure had served as both president and vice-president. The Area 4 term is scheduled to expire in June 2012.
Dr. Brown, a Fair Oaks resident, is a former teacher, vice principal, principal and assistant superintendent for the San Juan Unified School District, where she served for 35 years. In addition, she has served on the State Curriculum Developmental and Supplemental Materials Commission. She earned a B.A. from UCLA and an Ed.D. in Policy/Curriculum from the University of Southern California.
"Eleanor Brown has the attributes needed to make a positive impact on our local education community," said Board of Education President Harold Fong. "The field of applicants for this trustee position was inspiring and impressive."
According to Sacramento County Board of Education bylaws, the board was required to fill the post by December 10, 2010. This provisional appointment is effective immediately and shall continue until the end of the term in June 2012, unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to Education Code § 5091 is filed in the office of the County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of the provisional appointment. Regardless of whether there is a special election pursuant to the petition, this Area 4 Trustee seat will be up for re-election in June 2012.
Area 4 represents the communities of Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, and a portion of Carmichael. It includes a major portion of the San Juan Unified School District, as well as a small portion of the Twin Rivers Unified School District.