UEA Extends Condolences to Openshaw Family


Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh, President of Utah Education Association, issued the following statement on the passing of Utah State School Board member Mark Openshaw.

“UEA’s leaders, member and staff are shocked and saddened at the unexpected passing of Mark Openshaw and members of his family.

UEA has appreciated Mark Openshaw’s work on the Utah State School Board. Mark was a kind and generous man who demonstrated strong advocacy on behalf of Utah’s students, parents and educators. In particular, UEA is grateful for Mark’s leadership on the Law and Legislation Committee. With Mark’s leadership, stakeholders were welcomed to express their views on various pieces of rules, policies and legislation. UEA appreciated his willingness to listen.

UEA’s thoughts go out to the Openshaw family, the members of the State School Board and to the leaders and staff of the Utah State Office of Education during this difficult time.

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