DANVILLE, KY – APRIL 13, 2018 – Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, Stephen Pruitt, has appointed Laura Guerrant to the Boyle County Board of Education as the Division #5 representative. Guerrant took the oath of office on Thursday, April 12, at a special called board meeting. The appointment is effective until the November 6, 2018 regular election.
“I am truly honored and excited for the opportunity to represent Division #5 of the Boyle County school district,” stated Guerrant. “I have dedicated my career and life to children’s advocacy and will bring that same passion to my role as a board member.”
Since 2011, Guerrant has served as the executive director of CASA of the Bluegrass, a regional non-profit organization that trains and supports court appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. A life-long Boyle County resident, Guerrant is an alumnus of Centre College and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She also holds a certification in nonprofit management from Duke University, and previously served as the chair of the Kentucky CASA Network and as a member of the Children’s Justice Task Force.
Jennifer Newby, chairperson of the Boyle County Board of Education, commented, “We are happy to welcome Mrs. Guerrant to the board. Her child advocacy expertise will be an invaluable resource to the board and all Boyle County students and families.”
The board vacancy was created on December 21, 2017, when Jesse Johnson resigned his seat in anticipation of his move outside of the Division #5 area.
Jennifer Broadwater, Communications Director
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