Dec. 14, 2011
Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting marked the installation of new members and the beginning of a new chapter in the board’s work.
We congratulate Ericka Ellis-Stewart, lower left, who was elected chairperson of the board, and Mary McCray, lower right, who was elected vice chairperson.
One member is missing from the top photo: In January, the board is scheduled to appoint a ninth member to fill the District 6 term of Tim Morgan. Morgan, Ellis-Stewart and McCray were elected to at-large seats in November.
Members are, from left in top photo, Eric Davis, District 5; Ellis-Stewart; Joyce Waddell, District 3; Morgan; McCray; Richard McElrath, District 2; Rhonda Lennon, District 1; and Tom Tate, District 4.
The entire board faces a difficult road reuniting the community behind the task of educating all students. Chairperson Ellis-Stewart’s role will be particularly challenging and time-consuming. We wish every one of these public servants well.