Special to the Daily News
FRANKFORT — A member of the Pineville Independent Board of Education has been appointed to the board of directors of the largest organization of elected officials in Kentucky.
Dr. Ann Comb Gaines of Pineville will serve the remaining year of an unexpired term as a director-at-large for the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA). Gaines was appointed to fill the vacancy by KSBA President Tom Blankenship of Lincoln County.
Gaines began her service on the school board in 2002. A graduate of Pineville High School, Western Kentucky University and Auburn University, she is a veterinarian and a local business owner. Gaines replaces former Montgomery County school board member Fern Reed on the 27-member KSBA board.
By virtue of her post as one of 12 KSBA regional directors, Gaines also will become a member of the Local School Board Advisory Council to the state Department of Education.
Established in 1936, the nearly 900-member KSBA represents school districts and local boards of education in all of Kentucky’s public school systems by providing training, consultation, advocacy and numerous other services to school officials statewide.