During Monday night's Sheridan County School District 1 regular board meeting, Penny Mentock-Barkan was named as a new District 1 board trustee.
Mentock-Barkan's appointment fills a vacancy on the board left when Suzie Dow resigned as board chair about a month ago.
Trustee Johan Neild is serving as interim board chair, and will serve out the remainder of the calendar year. The board reorganizes itself each year at that time and a decision on who to appoint as board chair will be made then.
Mentock-Barkan formerly taught science at Big Horn Middle School.