The South Whidbey School Board appointed a new member this week.
Joe Greenheron was chosen to fill the vacancy left by Damian Greene, who resigned from the board earlier this year after citing differences of opinions.
During a school board meeting Wednesday night, five candidates were interviewed for the position. Greenheron was selected to serve the remainder of Greene’s term, which runs through the end of 2023.
Greenheron, a father of three and a proponent for public education, is a tech consultant. When asked about his experience implementing inclusive policies, he described starting a diversity, equity and inclusion committee for a company he previously worked for.
All board members, including the two student board members, voted unanimously for Greenheron’s appointment.
Robert Shepard, Jenny Holbrook, Marli Jenkins and Kathryn O’Brien also applied for the vacancy and were interviewed.
“It’s a wonderful dilemma to have five qualified people asking for a volunteer position like this, and we’re a fortunate community,” Board Member Marnie Jackson said.
“We were spoiled for choice this time,” Board Member Brook Willeford agreed.
Greenheron was sworn in at the meeting and joined the other board members up on the dais.
“I’m looking forward to working with everybody,” he said. “Thank you for allowing me to serve.”
The next South Whidbey School Board meeting is a workshop scheduled for March 9.