Board of Education to Hold Public Interviews for Vacant Board Position

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 1:32pm

 The Board of Education will interview eight candidates next Monday to select its newest member. Interviews will be held February 1, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Mellon Administrative Center. 
 
The individual selected will serve until April 2017, fulfilling the remainder of member Laurie Bonnet’s term. Bonnet announced her resignation earlier this month.  

The Board received 15 applications for its open seat. Due to the number of applicants, the Board members reviewed applications individually and indicated to the secretary of the Board of Education their candidate preferences. Board of Education President Chris Kloeppel has been in touch with all 15 applicants. The Board expresses its gratitude to the community for the number of willing and dedicated individuals who stepped forward to fill this vacant seat. 

The following individuals submitted applications for the open position:

  • ​Gianina Baker
  • Bruce Brown
  • Jamar Brown
  • Azark Cobbs
  • Thomas Conry
  • Sujata Dey-Koontz
  • Malathi Echambadi
  • G. David Frye
  • David Green
  • Virginia Holder
  • Scott Lerner
  • Mark Middleton
  • Marisela Orozco
  • Edwin Ramos
  • Heather Vazquez
  • Holly Wilper

The following individuals will be interviewed next Monday:

  • ​Gianina Baker
  • Bruce Brown
  • Jamar Brown
  • G. David Frye
  • Virginia Holder
  • Marisela Orozco
  • Heather Vazquez
  • Holly Wilper

Interviews will be held in open session and candidates will be allowed to make opening statements regarding their candidacy. Current members of the Board will then ask questions and give each candidate an opportunity to respond. The public is invited to attend and view interviews, but questions for the candidates will not be taken from audience members.
 
The Board will deliberate in closed session, followed by a public announcement of its selection. The individual selected will be sworn in at the February 8, 2016 Board of Education meeting.

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