Gov. Shumlin appoints Morgan MacIver to student seat on the Vermont Board of Education
June 13, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Morgan MacIver, a student at Twinfield Union School, to the Vermont Board of Education. MacIver, who will be a junior at Twinfield next fall, will fill one of the two student seats on the panel.
“Morgan’s commitment to her own academics and her focus on independent study through the Renaissance Program has been passionate,” Gov. Shumlin said. “But it is her commitment to transforming education and ensuring Vermont schools are the best in the nation that makes her the perfect choice for the Board.”
MacIver, of Marshfield, has been active in Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together, a student driven movement to improve schools across Vermont. She is also excited that as a member of the State board she will serve as a role model to encourage other students to serve on their local school boards.
“I'm excited to have an opportunity as wonderful as this,” MacIver said. “I couldn't have gotten this far without the many people who have supported me – and continue to support me -- in all my endeavors. I look forward to the next two years as a member of the State Board of Education.”
She will serve in a non-voting capacity for one year and become a voting member as a high school senior during her second year on the board.