Florida Governor Rick Scott Announces Two Appointments for School Board of Broward County
Aug 26, 2011
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced his two appointments for the School Board of Broward County today, August 26, 2011.
The Governor’s news release detailing the appointments is reprinted below.
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Governor Rick Scott Announces Two Appointments for Broward County School Board
Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Katherine P. “Katie” Leach and Donna P. Korn to the Broward County School Board.
Leach, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, is an educator at Nova Southeastern University. She will fill the at-large vacancy created by the resignation of Jennifer Gottlieb. She is appointed for a term beginning August 26, 2011, and ending November 19, 2012.
A Broward County teacher from 1995 to 2001, Leach has directed autism consortium contracts for the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development at Nova Southeastern University since 2009. She is a member of the Autism Society of America and served as a board member of the organization’s Broward Chapter from 1997 to 1999. She also is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children.
As an advocate for children, she has served on the boards of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Discovery and Science, the SNAC Transition to Independence Committee, the YMCA of Broward County and the Children’s Services Board of Broward County. She has also served on the Education Advisory Board of Fort Lauderdale, Broward Schools Parent/Community Involvement Task Force and the Broward Schools Facilities Task Force. Leach received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exceptional student education from Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, respectively.
Korn, 40, of Davie, has been a commercial real estate agent with Taylor and Mathis of Florida since 2009. She will fill the District 4 vacancy created by the resignation of Dave Thomas. She is appointed for a term beginning August 26, 2011, and ending November 19, 2012.
A Broward County high school teacher from 1994 to 1997, Korn previously was a real estate agent with Colliers, Abood, Wood-Fay from 1997 to 2009. She has served in a leadership role for Broward County Schools on several occasions, including serving on the Community Budget Task Force Committee. She is a past chair of the Facilities Task Force and past member of the Site Review Committee and the Oversight Committee for Interlocal Agreement.
Korn is the chair of the Children’s Services Board of Broward County and serves on the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County. A founding member and past vice-chair of Voices for Children of Broward County, she is a guardian ad litem for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and a member of HANDY Inc., an organization that supports Broward County’s foster care children and those placed under protective supervision. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Broward County. Korn received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.
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