Wednesday evening, the Board of Education unanimously named Shirley Issel its new president. Issel moved up from the post of vice president, replacing outgoing chief Terry Doran. The board named Joaquin Rivera its new vice president.
The selection was based on the board’s traditional method of allotting leadership slots based on the vote totals members received during the two previous elections of the general public, according to board member Ted Schultz.
Issel said she would seek to keep the board focused on the major priorities it has set forth for the superintendent: the improvement of the district’s data collection system, the implementation of a maintenance plan, improved evaluation of district employees, and leadership and accreditation at the high school.