New director at Color Country UniServ
The Color Country UniServ has appointed 24-year teaching veteran Kathleen Cheshire as UniServ director. She replaces retiring Sue Porter who served as director for 25 years, the last six years job sharing with her husband Jim Porter.
“I'm excited to start this new part of my journey as the Color Country UniServ Director,” said Cheshire. “I've worked with many of these fine leaders over the years and am looking forward to advocating and working for them and their members. Sue and Jim Porter were amazing UniServ Directors over the years, leaving very large shoes to fill.”
An educator in Washington County School District for 24 years, Cheshire spent 12 years as a second-grade teacher, one year as an elementary math staff developer and 11 years as a teacher on special assignment in the counseling office of the alternative high school, her most recent assignment. She has been very active in the association throughout her education career. Cheshire served as president of Washington County Education Association for eight years, as vice president for three years and on the UEA Board of Directors representing Color Country UniServ for six years.
When she’s not working, Cheshire enjoys bicycle riding, hiking, camping and traveling to new destinations, especially to national parks. Together with her husband Lynden, she has 8 children and 24 grandchildren.
The Color Country UniServ serves educators in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute and Washington School Districts.