Board of Education Identifies Replacement Member
January 14, 2020
The Board of Education has identified a replacement member, to be sworn in on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Ms. Crystal Puckett will replace Mr. Shawn Denney. Mr. Shawn Denney recently ran a successful campaign this fall for City of Lawrence Common Council. As a result, he transitioned off the Board of Education in December 2019.
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A 2000 graduate of Lawrence Central High School, Ms. Puckett holds a Cosmetology certification from Ivy Tech State College. She and her husband (Robert) have five children, four of whom currently attend school in the district. Issues she deems critical in education include early childhood education, teacher pay, school safety, and online education. She is an activity partner with Faith in Indiana, a catalyst for change for marginalized populations and people of color
Ms. Puckett shares, “I am a woman of faith and a servant at heart. I have wiped down tables in my children’s cafeteria and I have run a political campaign, all with the goal of leaving an impact on the places around me.” She adds, “As I tell my kids, ‘leave the place better than you found it.’ I am excited to come alongside to help support Lawrence on the track of continual growth and to hopefully, ‘leave the place better.’”