Sexton receives endorsements for education board seat |

Sexton receives endorsements for education board seat

Shelly Sexton, a candidate for the Nevada County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2 seat, has been endorsed by Supervisor Area II Ed Scofield, Grass Valley Mayor Dan Miller and community leader Gordon Beatie. Endorsing her at the state level is Gina Plate, Senior Special Education Advisor, California Charter Schools Association and Chair, California Special Education Advisory Commission.

“Shelly Sexton will bring the experience, knowledge and the positive disposition that will best prepare Western Nevada County students for a positive future,” Scofield said. “A board member should always deal with facts and not allow personalities to become part of the decision. I believe Shelly Sexton will bring this mentality to the Nevada County Board of Education.”

Miller said, “Sexton’s broad educational experience makes her uniquely qualified to understand the needs of our students, schools and community.”

A Penn Valley resident and educator of over 25 years, Sexton has a master’s in speech pathology. As a teacher, Sexton achieved recognition as a California teacher of the year in 1994, after being nominated by her student’s parents. Sexton has also been an elementary school principal. Currently, as Assistant Superintendent for the Sutter County Office of Education, she oversees county-wide special education.

Sexton is also involved at the state level in a variety of leadership committees. She is the Legislative Committee Co-Chair for her state association and has served on the California Charter Workgroup since 2008.

For information, call Sexton at 530-263-6055 or email

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