Governor Shumlin appointed Mark Perrin, a resident of Middlebury, to the State Board of Education on April 12, 2013 to serve a six year term (2013-2019).
Perrin owns and operates Green Peppers Restaurant and Creek Road Farm with his wife, Donna. He has served on local school boards since the mid-1990s, and is a strong believer in life-long learning. Perrin has been actively involved in the community by serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Workforce Investment Board, and Middlebury Business Association Board.
This is a great opportunity to take what Ive learned from life and to learn from others to positively impact education. It is an honor to be a part of the Board, said Perrin after attending his first State Board of Education meeting today. There are diverse backgrounds and a depth of knowledge on the Board; it was impressive to see public education at work. I look forward to the challenge and to being a productive part of the process.
The State Board of Education meets monthly; its discussions focus on policy concerning the education of Vermont students and assuring equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.
The Vermont State Board of Education currently has eleven members:
Stephan Morse, Chair, Newfane (term through 2017)
Sean-Marie Oller, Co-Chair, Bennington (term through 2017)
Lachlan Francis, Co-Chair & Student Rep, Putney (term through 2014)
Laura Harris, Student Rep, Williston (term through 2013)
Krista Huling, Jeffersonville (term through 2015)
Bonnie Johnson-Aten, Montpelier (term through 2018)
Margaret MacLean, Peacham (term through 2015)
Bill Mathis, Brandon (term through 2015)
Stacy Weinberger, Burlington (term through 2019)
Mark Perrin, Middlebury (term through 2019)
Armando Vilaseca, Secretary of Education
More information about the Vermont State Board of Education, including meeting schedules and materials, can be found online: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/mainboard.html.