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Park City school board member Kara Hendrickson dies

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Kara Hendrickson

Long-time Park City teacher and school board member Kara Hendrickson passed away Friday morning, one week after resigning her board seat.

Hendrickson recently resigned her position on the Park City School District Board of Education. She had represented the district seat 4 since January of 2019. The seat covers the Jeremy Ranch and Moose Hollow neighborhoods and Kimball Junction north of I-80.

Hendrickson was retired after 30 years of teaching in public education. She taught for 14 years in the Salt Lake City and Granite school districts and 16 years at the Jeremy Ranch Elementary School.

Hendrickson continued as a substitute after her retirement, and she served on multiple district, school board, and community committees, including on the school community council. She was also an instructional coach and liaison to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

Park City Board of Education Vice President Wendy Crossland announced to district employees at the Eccles Center during a mandatory abuse training session.

The Board provided a statement on her passing.

On behalf of the school board, Crossland provided a statement on Hendrickson's passing, saying: they were deeply saddened to hear of Kara's passing. The statement highlighted Hendrickson's dedication as a teacher, community leader, and friend. Her humor and good nature set a positive tone, and Crossland said she always left people smiling.

Information about Hendrickson’s services is not yet available.