St. Johns County School Board District 4 Member Kelly Barrera was recognized for earning the Certified Board Member distinction by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) at the St. Johns County School Board Meeting held on April 10.
To earn this distinction, board members must complete 96 hours of voluntary professional development. Educational opportunities are focused on building a strong foundation in the content areas of school finance, policy governance, personnel and bargaining, advocacy, state/federal legislative processes and boardsmanship.
“The program’s 96 hours of training are designed to help board members develop valuable leadership skills,” said FSBA Executive Director and former CBM recipient, Andrea Messina. “We expect school board members who earn the Certified Board Member distinction to have a positive and lasting impact on their school boards.”