South Country Says Farewell to BOE Trustees

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During the June 12 board of education meeting, the community said farewell to three district trustees, who will retire from their posts on June 30. President Cheryl A. Felice and trustees Dr. Anthony Griffin and Carol Malin were acknowledged by central administrators, fellow trustees and the community and thanked for their tireless efforts, unwavering support and service to the district’s students.

Both President Felice and Dr. Griffin served on the board of education for one term, July 2016-June 2019 with Felice serving as president for the past two years. President Felice also served on the board advisory committees for teaching and learning, strategic planning and finance and facilities and was the board representative for the South Country Community Leadership Network. 

During his tenure, Dr. Griffin served as a member of the teaching and learning and finance and facilities board advisory committees. He noted that being on the board “has been like being in a car with different drivers, but one moving in the same direction. Ultimately we were all here for the community.”

Ms. Malin served two terms on the board (July 2013-June 2016 and July 2016-June 2019). She served three years as vice president and one year as president of the board from July 2016-June 2017. Ms. Malin was a member of the board advisory committees for teaching and learning and strategic planning. During the meeting, she thanked the committee and fellow trustees for their support and noted that she was pleased with the amount of work the board accomplished during her tenure.

Ms. Felice ended the meeting by thanking Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani for holding on to his belief that students come first. She also wished the new board best of luck and encouraged the trustees to continue to push forward with current initiatives.