Park City social studies teacher Renée Pinkney was elected by her fellow educators in a statewide vote in early 2022 to serve a three-year term as president of the 18,000-member Utah Education Association. Her term began July 15, 2022.
Pinkney has taught in Utah public schools since 1995. She served as UEA vice president from 2019 to 2022 and as a member of the UEA Board of Directors representing the Eastern Utah UniServ from 2016 to 2019.
“It’s an honor to represent the talented and dedicated public school teachers of Utah,” said Pinkney. “I believe a strong public education system is critical to Utah’s future and should be our state’s top priority. I look forward to working with teachers, parents, policymakers and others to guarantee an environment where every public school student can succeed.”
Pinkney succeeds Park City librarian Heidi Matthews who served the maximum six years as UEA president.