New Board Members Sworn in to Hillsborough County School Board
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (November 22, 2016) – The Hillsborough County School Board welcomed two new School Board Members and two returning School Board Members during the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, November 22.
Lynn Gray was sworn in to represent District 7 Countywide. Mrs. Gray was elected in the November General Election representing all of Hillsborough County. Lynn Gray was a teacher and instructional leader for 26 years in Hillsborough County. Mrs. Gray has been a local business owner for 16 years.
Tamara Shamburger was elected in the November General Election and was sworn in to represent District 5. Ms. Shamburger was born and raised in Tampa and is a graduate of Bloomingdale High School. She has worked in the insurance industry for 19 years and has also worked as a Mortgage Broker. She received her Master of Business Administration from St. Leo University.
Susan Valdes was re-elected in the Primary election in August and represents District 1. Mrs. Valdes was first elected to the School Board in 2004. Cindy Stuart represents District 3 and was re-elected in the Primary election in August. Mrs. Stuart was first elected to the School Board in 2012.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the Hillsborough County School Board elected a new chair and vice chair. Cindy Stuart was selected to serve as School Board chair. This is the first time Cindy Stuart has served as chair. Sally Harris was selected as vice chair.