LARAMIE, Wyo. (December 2, 2020) – Outgoing Albany County School District #1 trustee Karen Bienz has been named to the Wyoming Association of School Administrators (WASA) All-Wyoming School Board. Bienz was honored at a virtual ceremony in November.

“I am simultaneously honored and humbled to receive this recognition of my service as a trustee to the Albany County School board,” Bienz said at the virtual ceremony. “The rewards and challenges during my tenure these last four years have been to numerous to mention. When I decided to run for a position on the school board, I felt that my life experiences to that time positioned me well to serve.”

Bienz was nominated successfully by Superintendent Dr. Jubal Yennie, who highlighted Bienz’ breadth of passion and skill as a board member.

Bienz, whose term began in December of 2016, has served as treasurer of the board of trustees since 2018. Bienz also volunteered for numerous committees and task forces. Her work helped advance student achievement, and she supported effective policy changes by working with employees of the district.

Wyoming school board members earn points for attending Wyoming School Board Association workshops and conferences, and during her four years, Bienz earned a total of 150 points, attending an average of three of these events per year.

In the nomination, Dr. Yennie wrote that Bienz “modeled firm belief, professional assertiveness, and a genuine caring for ACSD students and the community,” as she helped guide policy during the times of COVID-19.

Bienz worked hard to update graduation requirements, physical education curriculum, and worked through a dual language immersion program evaluation.

Bienz’ term on the Albany County School District Board of Trustees ended on Nov. 30, 2020.