Madison Metropolitan School District Board President Gloria Reyes announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election.
Reyes said that it was a difficult decision, but that she wanted to focus on her new job as executive director and CEO of Briarpatch Youth Services.
“As a Board member, I have always felt that our MMSD community deserved every ounce of energy I have. I’ve given that,” Reyes said in a statement. “Now, I have taken on a big, important, new job. While my new employer is fully supportive of my public service, I believe my focus must turn completely to serving our Briarpatch youth and families.
Reyes added that it has been an honor to serve alongside my fellow board members.
“We have accomplished a great deal together. Although there are challenges ahead, the District is in a strong place: a respected, effective leader as Superintendent and continued investment from our community thanks to two successful referenda this fall. This Board will lead us into a bright future,” Reyes said.
Reyes was sworn in as the Madison School Board’s first Latina member back in May of 2018.