Special to the Sun
Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) is proud to recognize Laura Lawhon, Wakulla County School Board member, as their newest Certified Board Member (CBM).
To earn the initial distinction of a CBM, members must complete 96 hours of training in three different content areas: Leadership, Advocacy, and Knowledge.
“I am proud to recognize Laura as a Certified Board Member,” FSBA Leadership Services Director, Tina Pinkoson stated. “Since her election in 2022 Laura has shown a willingness and desire to learn.
The Certified Board Member (CBM) Distinction is one of several professional development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.
The Florida School Boards Association is the professional association for school boards in Florida. The mission of FSBA is to increase student achievement through the development of effective school board leadership and advocacy for public education.
“Throughout the program, I gained valuable insights and skills that will undoubtedly enhance my ability to contribute to our community in a more informed and effective manner,” Lawhon said. “The knowledge and expertise I acquired in areas such as governance, leadership, and educational policy will be instrumental in my role as a board member.
“As I move forward, I am eager to put my newly acquired knowledge into action to serve our community even better. I am committed to making a positive impact, ensuring that our schools and educational institutions continue to thrive,” Lawhon said.