School Board Member Chris Patricca Sworn in as Vice President of the Florida School Board Association

School Board Member Chris Patricca Sworn in as Vice President of the Florida School Board Association
Posted on 06/13/2019
School Board Member Chris Patricca Sworn in as Vice President of the Florida School Board Association

Lee County School Board member Chris Patricca is taking a leadership position with the Florida School Board Association. Patricca was sworn in today as the FSBA Vice President at the group’s annual Summer Conference in Tampa. Her term will last for one year.

“It is exciting to have the opportunity to expand my capacity to represent the students, families and staff of the School District of Lee County,” Chris Patricca says. “FSBA provides important professional development for school board members across the state and advocates for all children who attend public schools. I am excited to get to work in helping shape education policy in Florida and across the nation.”

Patricca was elected to represent District 3 on the Lee County School Board in November 2016. In November 2018 she was selected by her fellow board members to serve as Vice Chair. She will continue to represent District 3 on the Lee County School Board while also serving as FSBA Vice President.

Patricca’s fellow board members Mary Fisher, Melisa Giovannelli, Debbie Jordan, Gwyn Gittens, Betsy Vaughn and Cathleen Morgan are all attending the FSBA Summer Conference and witnessed the swearing in.

The Florida School Boards Association, Inc. (FSBA) is a nonprofit corporation representing the elected school boards in Florida. The mission of the Florida School Boards Association is to increase student achievement through the development of effective school board leadership and advocacy for public education.

The new FSBA officers for the 2019-2020 school year are:
President: Tim Weisheyer, Osceola County
President-Elect: Jane Goodwin, Sarasota County
Vice President: Chris Patricca, Lee County
Treasurer: Cindy Stuart, Hillsborough County