OGDEN â€” Cheryl Ferrin has been selected by the Weber School Board to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Buck Froerer.
Ferrin was one of four candidates interviewed by the board Tuesday night in a special meeting. She previously served on the board from 2002 to 2007.
â€œI am really honored to serve again. Weber School District is a wonderful district, I like its priorities and where it is going,â€ said Ferrin, the mother of five. â€œI thank the board for selecting me.â€
Ferrin, an Eden resident, will represent Precinct Six, which includes Ogden Valley and a portion of North Ogden. She expects to serve out Froererâ€™s term and run for re-election next November.
Froerer, who recently left to serve as president of the LDS missionary training center in Ghana, was appointed to the same seat in June 2007 when Ferrin resigned to accompany her husband on an LDS mission to the Philippines. He ran for election in 2008 and won a two-year seat. Now, she is replacing him.
â€œI didnâ€™t think I would get another chance. Then Buck left and I put my name in. I wanted to see if I could finish out the term I started,â€ Ferrin said.
Ferrin, a 1973 graduate of the University of Utah, brings a wealth of education experience to her board position. Her resume includes 26 years teaching in the United States, Europe and Asia, a four-year seat on the Utah State Board of Education, and years of volunteer and church service in the community.
Weber School Superintendent Mike Jacobsen said Ferrin is an excellent addition to the board.
â€œShe has had previous experience as both a local and state board member, is very responsive to patrons, does a good job of articulating the needs of North Ogden and the Valley, and is passionate about public education and a strong advocate for students,â€ he said.
Ferrin hopes her experience can benefit the school district during these tough economic times.
â€œItâ€™s a tough job to make these decisions. We need to make sure the kids have a good education and keep the focus on them and their needs,â€ she said.