Northwestern Board of Education Appoints New Member
Elizabeth "Libbee" Hasting selected to serve remainder of unexpired term
Springfield, Ohio—The Northwestern Local Schools Board of Education met today in special session to select a candidate to fill the unexpired term of now former Board Member Gene Pencil. Due to a change in residence, Mr. Pencil resigned from the Board of Education in July. Mr. Pencil's term in office will end on December 31, 2015. Under Ohio Revised Code, the remaining Board of Education members had 30 days to fill the vacancy. The Board unanimously voted to select Mrs. Hasting to serve in that capacity.
Mrs. Hasting is a graduate of Northwestern High School and a life-long community member. She worked as a retail manager for Meadow View Growers in New Carlisle prior to her employment at Northwestern Local Schools, where she worked for over seven years as the High School Office Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Hasting left Northwestern in 2010 to work as the Executive Administrative Assistance to the Board Office of the Clark County Career Technical Center. Mrs. Hasting and her husband have two children, who are also alumni of Northwestern High School.
"We are thrilled to welcome Libbee to the team," said Board President Rick Birt. "We believe that Libbee's experience in school operations, community engagement, and commitment to Northwestern make her the perfect addition to our Board." Mrs. Hasting said, "I'm excited to give back to Northwestern, a school and a community that has given my family and I so much." During today's Board Meeting, Mrs. Hasting was given her oath of office. Her first Board Meeting will be August 20th at 6:00 PM when the Board meets in regular session.