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Jane Goodwin Elected as School Board Chair

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Jane Goodwin

November 26, 2018 – Members of the Sarasota County School Board elected Jane Goodwin as Chair at their annual reorganization meeting on November 20. Goodwin will serve a one-year term ending in November 2019. Caroline Zucker was elected Vice Chair and will also serve a one-year term.

“I am honored and humbled to serve as Chair of the School Board,” commented Goodwin. “Our board is committed to high standards for academic, emotional and civic growth for every student, every day. I remain acutely focused on closing the achievement gap, increasing reading proficiency in elementary schools, STEM education for middle schoolers as well as career and college readiness for high schools. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, district administrators, school leaders, community partners and statewide school board members to ensure our voice is heard in Tallahassee and resources are readily available to help Sarasota County remain a top-ranking district in Florida.”

Goodwin was elected to the Sarasota County School Board in 2010. She also serves on the board of the Florida School Music Association, is Chair of the Florida School Board Association’s Legislative Committee, Secretary Treasurer of the Florida Consortium of School Boards, is a board member of the Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital and a board member of the Venice Performing Arts Center. Jane is a former teacher and her two grandchildren attend Sarasota public schools.


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