O’Brien stepping down from SBOE

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INDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Education is preparing for a change in its makeup.

Sarah O’Brien, vice-chair for the board, will be stepping down after the next meeting on August 10. O’Brien said she will be focusing her attention on addressing the care of her daughter who has had a variety of medical issues over the years.

“I have served on this board for over seven and a half years and continue to be proud of the work that has been done to improve education for all Hoosier students,” said O’Brien in a statement. “I strongly believe that we have increased the quality of educational opportunities across our state and have confidence that this board will continue to do so in the years to come.”

She was first appointed to the State Board of Education by former Gov. Mitch Daniels to represent the fourth congressional district in 2009. Gov. Mike Pence reappointed her in 2013.  Elected by the board via a unanimous vote, she became the board’s first vice-chair in 2015.  O’Brien is a fourth-grade teacher at River Birch Elementary School in Avon.

“I consider it a great honor to have had the privilege to work alongside all of you and hope that our paths will cross again in the future,” said O’Brien in a statement.

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