MPS board elects new member
The Marshall Public Schools Board of Education has elected former teacher Diana McCartney as the new member of its board during a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 19. McCartney replaces board member Wayne Crawford, who announced his resignation Tuesday, Jan. 22.
McCartney, who taught at Marshall Public Schools for 26 and a half years, was one of four candidates who submitted a letter of interest to the board.
"We had very outstanding candidates and we feel confident in our decision," said Board President Kathy Green.
In a phone interview after the meeting, McCartney said she is very excited to give back to a school district she has been a part of all her life.
"Marshall Public Schools are in my blood," said McCartney, who retired from MPS in 2008. "I was educated through the whole system and basically my entire teaching career took place there."
McCartney, who occasionally serves as substitute teacher, said she will bring a lot of experience and background knowledge to the board.
"I've attended many board meetings, served on committees. I know about a lot of the programs that are currently being run in the school," McCartney said. "I don't think I will be an outsider because I know what's going on."
McCartney's term will last until the April 2014 municipal election, when she may run for re-election.
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