Heather Tenbrink to fill Zone 3 vacancy on Coeur d’Alene school board

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Heather Tenbrink will fill the vacancy for Zone 3 on the Coeur d’Alene Public Schools Board of Trustees. 

She will serve the remainder of the current term, through December 2023, following Tambra Pickford’s resignation in October. 

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Tenbrink was one of nine applicants for the position. She is a part-time tax accountant who has volunteered with the district for 13 years. She has four children and was president of the Skyway Elementary Parent-Teacher Association for two years. She also served three years as treasurer. 

“This time as a volunteer has helped me learn about our school district from a student and teacher perspective in addition to my perspective as a parent,” Tenbrink said in her application. “I have seen the hard work our teachers and support staff put into teaching and loving their students.” 

Tenbrink said her main objectives as a trustee will be to help the district attract and retain good administrators, adequately compensate teachers and value the contributions of all staff. 

She also hopes to provide a variety of quality educational programs to serve students with varied needs and goals and plan for growth by acquiring land and investing in new schools.