Brentwood school board election winners sworn in
A Brentwood mother of three said she wants to help her community by serving on the board of school directors.
Amy Hayden, 36, won a write-in campaign on Nov. 5 to serve a two-year term on the Brentwood Borough School Board. She was sworn into office Tuesday at the board's reorganizational meeting, along with incumbents Dale Johnson, Sarah Komlenic, Gary Topolosky and Donna Werner.
Each of them won four-year seats in the Nov. 5 election.
No one ran on the Republican or Democratic tickets for the two-year open seat.
“I wanted to give back to the community,” Hayden said. “This is the best way that I could think of doing it. The children are the most important part of Brentwood. A lot of people grew up in Brentwood and stayed here, so why not make it better for the future.”
Hayden has served in the Elroy Elementary School parent-teacher association. As a mother of children attending three Brentwood schools, Hayden said serving on the school board will provide her with the opportunity to help affect education at all levels in Brentwood.
“With kids in all three schools, I wanted to be able to contribute to all of Brentwood's educational system,” she said. Hayden and her husband, Ed, have lived in Brentwood for 10 years. Her children are Celest, 15; Thomas, 12; and Aeryn, 6.
School board members, in a unanimous vote, reappointed their colleague Robert Kircher to serve as board president for the upcoming year.
Roger Gaughan was appointed by his colleagues, also in a unanimous vote, to serves as the board's vice president for the upcoming school year. That position was held by board member David Schaap.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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