State Board of Education welcomes new members
The State Board of Education welcomed five new members today during its meeting in Des Moines. The new members are:
Brooke Axiotis of Des Moines is a Civil Rights Specialist with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Her community activities include the Salisbury House Young Professional Board, Friends of Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and Links, Inc. She earned her law degree from Drake University.
Michael Bearden of Gladbrook is a professional engineer and the executive vice president of Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. He served on his local school board for many years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University.
Angela English of Dyersville served on her local Catholic school board for seven years and has volunteered at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for eight years. She earned a degree in business finance from Loras College.
Mary Ellen Miller of Mason City and Corydon serves as executive director of 50-50 in 2020, a bipartisan group that actively recruits women to public office. She has served on many boards and civic organizations, including North Iowa Area Community College and League of Women Voters of Iowa. She earned a business degree from Buena Vista University.
Hannah Rens of Sioux City is the State Board of Education’s student member. She will be a junior at East High School in Sioux City, where she participates in student council, quiz bowl, speech, debate, and golf.