Longtime Nebraska State Board of Education District 5 member Patricia Timm has resigned, citing personal health issues. Her district covers the southeast corner of the state excluding the Lincoln and Omaha areas.
Timm says “It has been an honor and great privilege to serve the students, teachers, and communities in District 5 for the past 17 years.”
State Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt calls Timm “an outstanding board member and leader for nearly two decades.”
Blomsted says he appreciates all of the work Timm has done for Nebraska schools and students – adding that her passion and dedication to the board” will be missed.
Timm was appointed to the state board of education by then-Governor Mike Johanns in 2004, won election to a full 4-year term in 2006, and was reelected 3 times.
Governor Pete Ricketts will appoint a successor for the rest of her term, which runs through the end of next year.