SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment. Sue Burr, 57, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the board. In addition to her responsibilities as executive director, Burr will also advise the Governor on education policy, legislation and budget matters, student college readiness, teacher credentialing, early childhood education issues and school construction.
Burr has served as the executive director of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association since 2006, after serving as the association’s governmental relations director from 2003 to 2006. She was the assistant superintendant for business services with the Elk Grove Unified School District from 2000 to 2003.
She served as the undersecretary of education under Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2000, also serving as interim secretary from March 2000 to August 2000. Burr was the co-director of the California State University Institute for Education Reform from 1995 to 1999, a principal consultant for the Senate Education Committee from 1991 to 1994, and a principal consultant for the Senate Appropriations Committee from 1986 to 1991. Burr currently serves as secretary of the board of directors for EdSource and serves as president of the board of directors for Sacramento Children’s Home.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,000. Burr is a Democrat.