Placer County Board of Education selects Sergey Terebkov for Area 1 provisional appointment!
During the February 11 regular board meeting, Roseville resident Sergey Terebkov was selected from six total candidates to fill a provisional appointment in Area 1 on the Placer County Board of Education, effective immediately.
“First, thank you to the six highly qualified candidates who expressed interest in serving their community on the County Board,” said Placer County Board of Education President Dr. David Patterson. “As a board, we considered the candidate’s ability to work collaboratively while acknowledging the growing and diverse needs of our school communities. After a thoughtful and transparent process, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Terebkov to the Placer County Board of Education.”
“Placer County is often regarded for our top rated schools and high quality of life. Mr. Terebkov brings a unique perspective representing a vibrant community of immigrants. His extensive and diverse background as a school administrator and as a leader of various non-profit governing boards, municipal commissions and corporate advisory boards will aid the County Board to continue the tradition of excellence for our schools,” continued Dr. Patterson.
Professionally, Mr. Terebkov currently serves as the Director of School, Parent and Government Relations for Gateway Community Charters. He also serves as the Founder and President of the Slavic American Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Business Advisory Council. Previously, Mr. Terebkov served in a variety of community leadership roles with the City of Roseville Transportation Commission, Sacramento Metro Chamber Board of Directors and Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance in addition to numerous others.
“As a longtime Placer County resident, I feel strongly about serving my community,” shared Mr. Terebkov. “My main motivation to serve on the Placer County Board of Education is to preserve and improve the great public education opportunities for all families. In my view, public schools should serve as a pathway to either higher education or an opportunity to obtain well-paying jobs through career pathways.”
The Placer County Board of Education serves a vital role as the elected governing body for selected PCOE programs that operate under the authority of the California Constitution, the Legislature and California Education Code. The County Board approves the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the county office and its charters, approves the county office budget and serves as the appellate body for inter-district transfer, expulsion and charter school appeals. Additionally, members of the County Board serve as ambassadors for public education and advocate at the local, state and national levels.
“Our vision, which we share with the County Superintendent, is to provide exemplary leadership and service to our school communities as we work together to provide a globally competitive, comprehensive, rigorous and relevant education to all students,” added Dr. Patterson.
Mr. Terebkov will serve on the Placer County Board of Education for the remaining two years of the current term for Area 1, which covers the areas of Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District, Eureka Union School District, Roseville City School District and Roseville Joint Union High School District. The seat was vacated earlier this year after former Area 1 Trustee Suzanne Jones was sworn into office on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. To avoid a costly special election, the County Board selected the provisional appointment process to fill the open seat to serve out the reminder of Jones’ term.
Author: Michelle Eklund
Chief Communications Officer