Gladstone School Board member Denise Browning resigned this month after nine years of service.

by: PHOTO COURTESY: GLADSTONE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Gladstone School Board member Denise Browning is resigning after serving for nine years.During her tenure on the board, Browning’s leadership contributed to projects that transformed the district, including the bond measure to renovate Gladstone High School, adding a state-of-the-art technology and the creation of the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, a hub of early-childhood education and social-service programs.

“The Gladstone District has gone from ordinary to extraordinary thanks to the leadership, selflessness and service of our board and staff,” Browning wrote in a resignation letter May 14. “They continue to give our community the gift of belonging, safety and the best educational opportunities, bar none. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to serve.”

The School Board is seeking applicants to fill the open position for a one-year term, which would then be up for election to a four-year term in 2015. Applications, due June 10, are available at Applicants must be 18 or older, registered to vote, and must have been residing within Gladstone School District boundaries for one year or more.

School Board members are expected to appoint a successor to the unpaid position July 9.

Candidate interviews are tentatively set for the evenings of June 16 and 24. For more information, call Sandi Frohnert at 503-496-3935.

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