Vacancy filled on South Whidbey School Board

Marnie Jackson was chosen to replace Charles Currier who is stepping down.

The South Whidbey School Board selected a new member to join its ranks during its meeting Wednesday night.

Marnie Jackson was chosen for the position out of three candidates who were interviewed during the meeting Dec. 16. She will be replacing Charles Currier, who is stepping down from the board to focus on work and a new position, according to Superintendent Jo Moccia.

After interviewing each candidate, the board went into executive session for about 20 minutes. Jackson was chosen in a 3-1 vote, with every member voting in her favor except for Damian Greene.

Jackson expressed excitement about the new position.

“It’s an honor, and one that I take seriously,” she said.

Jackson is the co-executive director of the Whidbey Institute, a nonprofit with a focus on transformational learning.

She was sworn in during the meeting.

The next school board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 13.

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