New member appointed to Kings County Board of Education

Tawny Robinson was appointed to the Kings County Board of Education to Trustee Area 3 Tuesday at the board meeting.

Robinson fills the seat of her late father-in-law, Mike Robinson, who passed away in May and had served on the board since 2014.

The board had 60 days to fill the spot and also considered Paul Gillum and former Hanford City Councilwoman Diane Sharp for the position.

The board publicly interviewed the three candidates at the meeting, asking them questions about their experience and interest in serving on the board.

Board President Mary Gonzales-Gomez, trustee Glenn Estes and Adam Medeiros publicly discussed their thoughts on each candidate. Trustee Mickey Thayer did not attend the meeting.

It took several motions, but eventually Robinson was unanimously appointed to the seat.

Kings County Superintendent of Schools Todd Barlow swore in Robinson and Tuesday’s meeting went on as usual.

Robinson has a background in teaching.

Robinson will represent Hanford Elementary School District, Hanford Joint Union High School District, Kit Carson Union School District and Lakeside Union School District.

Robinson will hold the seat until December 2020.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.