Board member announces resignation

Paula Teiken
Paula Teiken

Teiken moving out of District 191

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 School Board Member Paula Teiken is resigning from the board, and her family is moving out of the district.

“We put our house on the market a couple of weeks ago thinking it was going to take months to sell, and it took less than a week,” Teiken told board colleagues during their March 7 meeting. “That’s very good news for anyone who is buying or selling a home in the Twin Cities market.”

Teiken, of Burnsville, said her resignation is effective March 15.

“While that may be good news for the Burnsville housing market, it’s sad news for this school district,” Board Chair Sandy Sweep said.

The board will appoint a replacement, as it did in 2011 when former Board Member Gail Morrison resigned and moved out of the district. The appointee was Robert VandenBoom, who won election last November.

The board is expected to approve a replacement process March 14. The board will interview applicants and make a selection.

The appointee will serve out the remainder of Teiken’s term, which ends at the end of 2014. The appointee can run for another term in the November 2014 election.

Teiken and her family are moving to Northfield. Her husband, Chris, is a member of the Burnsville Planning Commission. They have two children.

Elected in 2010, Teiken also served on the district’s Special Education Advisory Council.