The females on the Clinton City Board of Education are now in charge.
During the monthly work session Thursday afternoon, as the board reorganized for the upcoming school year, Georgina Zeng was voted in as the new chairwoman, replacing Jason Walters, and Carol Worley was voted to maintain her position as vice-chairwoman.
The board’s attorney, Nickolas Sojka, conducted the meeting, asking the board for nominations for both chair and vice-chair. Board member E.R. Mason nominated both Zeng and Worley for the positions and both votes were unanimous.
Zeng, who is beginning her seventh year on the board, said she is excited about what the new school year will bring to the staff and students of Clinton City Schools.
“I am thankful for the board putting their trust in me,” Zeng said in a telephone interview Friday morning. “Taking over after Jason (Walter) will be easy, because he has done a great job. I am looking forward to us working together as a team and moving this system forward.”
Worley, like Zeng, has been a member of the board since 2010 and her term will expire in 2018. For the last two years, Worley has served as the vice-chairwoman of the board and says she is appreciative of her peers having the vote of confidence in her and allowing her to serve on the board.
“I am here to serve however I am needed,” Worley said. “Serving in the supportive role is the best fit for the other roles I serve in the community. I look forward to serving in this capacity with Georgina. We will continue this opportunity to work together and move this system forward.”
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