In a unanimous vote of the
San Diego County Board of Education, board member Mark Anderson was elected
Board President for 2012 at the board’s January 19 meeting.
first elected to the five-member board in 2008, thanked the board for their vote
of confidence and said the coming year would be one of challenges and
opportunities, vowing to work with local school districts, teachers, and
administrators to improve opportunities for students.
turned to the audience and thanked his father, Jim Anderson, seated in the first
row. “The attributes and recognition my colleagues gave me here today were
initially seeded and nurtured and taught to grow by this gentleman seated in the
audience. Dad, you have my thanks and I hope I do you proud.”
also thanked his wife Elaine Anderson and his brother Carl and his wife Cathy,
all in the audience.
Moments later the board voted unanimously to elect
outgoing Board President Sue Hartley as the board’s Vice President for 2012.
Each of the five members of the County Board of Education represent a
distinct geographic region of the county. As the Fourth District representative,
Anderson’s region is the North Inland section of the county. Hartley’s Fifth
District covers the North Coast, John Witt represents the First District
(metropolitan San Diego), Sharon Jones represents the Third District (East
County), and Jerry Rindone represents the South County’s Second District.
The County Board of Education sets policy for the San Diego County
Office of Education, and selects and hires the County Superintendent of Schools.
County Superintendent Randy Ward administers the County Office of Education
staff, which provides a broad range of services to the county’s 42 public school