Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dodge County BOE Elects its first African-American to serve as Chairman of School Board.

Shirley Ikedionwu was elected to serve as chairman of the Dodge County School Board by a 5-2 vote at the first meeting of the school board in 2010. Board member Kim Sheffield nominated Ikedionwu and board member Rocky Stuckey nominated Dougie Martin for the position. When superintendent Dr. Darrel May called for the vote, board members Sheffield, Ikedionwu, Betsy Thomas, Neil Spradley and Chuck Parkerson voted for Ikedionwu and board members Martin and Stuckey voted for Martin.

Martin was voted in to serve as vice-chairman.
Ikedionwu has been a member of the school board for 11 years serving as vice-chairman for the past two years.

According to records, Ikedionwu is the first female and also black to serve as chairman of the school board. She commented, “It is a privilege to serve as chairman and I will do my best”.

I want to say congrats to Mrs. Ikedionwu & I wish her well.

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