Congratulations to our very own Board of Trustees member, Susan Henry, for being elected to serve as the 2016 President-elect for the California School Boards Association (CSBA).

CSBA is a non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern school districts and county offices of education.  In total, the association represents over 5,000 school board members and six million students throughout the state.

According to CSBA, in Henry’s new position, she will, along with the other Executive Committee members, provide leadership to the association between meetings of the Delegate Assembly and Board of Directors. Additionally, the committee will serve as a direct resource to the Executive Director to ensure that operational decisions are derived by the policy platform, vision, mission and strategic directions of the association.

“Our District is honored to have Trustee Henry represent the entire State of California on behalf of the CSBA,” stated Dr. Greg Plutko, Superintendent.  “Her energy and passion for high quality public education is widely recognized.  I am always impressed by, and appreciative of, her student-centered values.”

Since 2000, Henry has diligently served on the HBUHSD Board of Trustees, with four of those years as president – most recently in 2015.  She has been an active member of the California School Boards Association since 2006 and in 2012, was elected as the

Director of Region 15 for Orange County. As a part of the CSBA, she was also appointed a member of the associations Linked Learning Task Force (2011-2013) and the Golden Bell Review Committee (2014). Currently, Henry also participates as a member of the CSBA Bylaws Committee.

For the 2016 calendar year, Henry will govern alongside CSBA President, Chris Ungar, of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD), CSBA Vice President, Mike Walsh, of the Butte County Office of Education (BCOE), and CSBA Immediate Past President, Jesus Holguin, of the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD).

Henry, along with her husband and three children, all of which graduated from Fountain Valley High School, have resided in the HBUHSD community for over 35 years.

To learn more about the California School Board Association, CLICK HERE.