by Zac Rantz
The Nixa Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Heather Zoromski to serve in the open position on the Board after the resignation of Scott McDonald.
The Board had 11 applications submitted and spent several weeks reviewing them and interviewing candidates.
“We were very impressed with the number of outstanding candidates. It goes to show how much our community supports the schools and believes in our great education system,” stated Linda Daugherty, vice president.
Heather is a life-long resident of southwest Missouri, and has resided in Nixa for the last 17 years. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Darr Family Foundation, a private family foundation located in Springfield that provides grants to local nonprofits working to empower our local youth. Heather also currently teaches courses on nonprofit administration in the College of Business at Evangel University. Previously, she worked as Grants Administrator of Skaggs Foundation in Branson, and as Executive Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of CoxHealth.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development, and a master’s degree in Public Health, both from Missouri State University, as well as a certification in grant writing from the American Grant Writer’s Association.
She serves on the boards of Ozarks Teen Challenge, Kyle Bruton Foundation, Elevate Branson, and holds a Community Advisory Council position with Missouri Foundation for Health.
Most importantly, Heather is a mom to three Nixa Eagles ages ten, seven and eight months old. She is passionate about public education and looks forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that the Nixa Board of Education exemplifies.
“I am honored to be selected to fill this open position. I am so passionate about public education and live in Nixa because of the district’s reputation for high quality education and I look forward to being a part of helping lead the district into the bright future it has as it prepares our students for the great things in front of them,” stated Zoromski.
“Heather comes from a broad background of non-profit work focused on helping children,” stated Daugherty. “We look forward to her service to the school district and community.”
Heather will serve as an appointed member until the April board meeting. At that time, the board will accept the election results and seat those members elected. There will be one ballot measure to fill the remaining two years of Scott McDonald’s position and a second ballot measure to elect two people to seats for three year terms, which are currently held by RaeLynn Anderson and Josh Roberts.