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Russellville Independent Schools Board of Education member Davonna Page has been elected chairwoman of the Kentucky School Boards Association Third Region.

In addition to Russellville Independent, the region is comprised of board members from Allen County, Bowling Green Independent, Butler County, Caverna Independent, Edmonson County, Glasgow Independent, Grayson Independent, Logan County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Simpson County, Todd County and Warren County schools.

Russellville Superintendent Leon Smith said Page’s election places her on the KSBA Board of Directors.

“We are proud of her leadership and dedication not only to our school district but to the state of Kentucky,” he said.

Page, a Russellville High School graduate and the mother of 2009 RHS graduate Priscilla Page, who is a first-year law student at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, has served on the Russellville Board of Education since 2003.

She said her parents, but particularly her mother, stressed the importance of education to her and her sister when they were growing up. She continued the theme with her own daughter and was involved in the Stevenson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and Site Based Council before becoming a board member.

“I strongly believe in public education and want to do whatever I can to ensure that all the children of our community receive a quality education,” she said.

As a member of the KSBA Board of Directors, Page will serve with the organization’s president, president-elect, immediate past-president, 12 directors at large and 11 other regional chairpersons.

KSBA’s mission, according to the organization’s website at www.ksba.org, “is to enhance school board leadership in maximizing student achievement through superior support and services.”

The association’s goals include working to “support legislation and other state and national actions that strengthen public education, promote student achievement and protect local control,” and entering into “partnerships that strengthen public education and enhance local boards’ leadership of student achievement,” the website says.

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