SALT LAKE CITY – (March 3, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Terryl Warner to fill a vacancy on the Utah State Board of Education, as the District 1 representative.
"Terryl's extensive community service, as well as her expertise in working with children in the justice system, makes her a valuable asset to the education board," said Gov. Herbert. "Her experience will greatly benefit the families of Utah. I am pleased to appoint someone with her abilities."
Warner presently serves as the director of victim services for the Cache County Attorney's Office, a position she has held since 2004. She works in victim advocacy and manages educational programs. Additionally, from 1996 to 2004, Warner served as a bilingual victim advocate for Cache County, where she assisted victims with emergency support and victim restitution assessment.
"I am extremely grateful and honored to be nominated by Gov. Herbert as the District 1 representative on the Utah State Board of Education. Tami Pyfer has done an excellent job in this position and I am grateful for her support," said Warner. "The education of our children is vitally important and I look forward to working with the State School Board, along with the school boards and governing boards in Box Elder, Cache, Morgan and Rich counties as we work together to ensure our children receive a quality education."
Warner has a broad and varied community service background, having served on or chaired a number of boards—some with an education focus and others with a community focus. She has also served in caucus leadership in Hyrum Precinct 2 from 2004 to the present.
Warner received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications with a public relations emphasis from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.
Warner fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Pyfer as the governor's education advisor, on January 21, 2014. The governor's appointment of Warner is subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.