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SCOE Board Bids Farewell to Retiring President Cooley

Area 5 Trustee to be Succeeded by Penny Schwinn

Greg Geeting presenting plaque to Brian Cooley

Board Vice President Greg Geeting (left) presents a plaque to retiring President Brian Cooley.​

At its June 26 meeting, the Sacramento County Board of Education, as well as Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) staff, said thank you and farewell to Board President Brian Cooley, who is leaving the Board after serving three terms in office.

Mr. Cooley decided not to seek re-election to represent Area 5. He will be succeeded by Penny Schwinn, who was selected by voters in the June 5, 2012 primary election to serve as the new Area 5 Trustee.

Area 5 represents the following areas: Alder Creek, Bridge House, Folsom, Gold River, Mather, Mills, Natoma, Nimbus, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Sloughhouse, Walsh Station, and a portion of Vineyard. This trustee area also includes small portions of the following school districts: Elk Grove Unified, Sacramento City Unified, and San Juan Unified, and all of Folsom Cordova Unified.

Mr. Cooley, the Owner/Principal Consultant for Cooley & Associates, was first elected in June 2000. During his tenure, he served three terms as Board President and also served on the Budget Committee and the Redistricting Committee.

During the June 26 meeting, Board Vice President Greg Geeting presented Mr. Cooley with a commemorative gavel plaque in recognition of his many contributions to SCOE and the Board of Education.

On July 17, the Board of Education will conduct its annual organizational meeting in which new officers will be elected and meeting dates set for the 2012-13 school year.

Greg Geeting, Brian Cooley, and Dave Gordon

L-R: Board Vice President Greg Geeting, Retiring President Brian Cooley, and Superintendent David W. Gordon.