Governor Herbert Taps Tami Pyfer For Education Advisor Post
Governor Gary Herbert has appointed state school board member Tami Pyfer as his new education advisor. The Governor’s spokesman Marty Carpenter says Pyfer brings in a very broad-scoped education experience from administrator to parent volunteer in public and private classrooms.
“And I think that’s why the Governor ultimately decided that she would be such a valuable advisor in his administration. To make sure that we’re seeing the education issues and those things that pop up within education from all angles and that’s really what a great advisor will be able to do,” says Carpenter.
Pyfer will vacate her position as the state school board member for District 1 which is based in Logan. State law allows Governor Herbert to recommend an appointment to the elected position. His recommendation must be approved by the State Senate. The District 1 term is set for an election this year, so it's possible for that position to remain open until the general election.