Jefferson County PTA president Michele Patterson has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Jeffco school board.
Board president Lesley Dahlkemper made the appointment after the school board deadlocked in trying to name a replacement for Robin Johnson, who resigned from the District 1 seat in August after moving out of the county.
Patterson's stay on the board will be short — the District 1 seat is up for election next month, along with two other seats on the five-member board.
Patterson is the parent of former and current Jeffco students and has served on many district accountability committees, including the Strategic Planning Advisory Council and Parent Involvement Committee.
She will be sworn in on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.