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Kerrie Flanagan Elected Chair of BOE

Durham resident picked to replace Thomas Hennick, who has served as Board of Education chairman for five years.

Kerrie Flanagan was unanimously elected Monday night as chairman of the Region 13 Board of Education.

Flanagan, a Durham resident who has served on the board for seven years including as chairman of the finance committee, replaces Thomas Hennick, who has been a board member for over a decade, including five years as chairman.

"You give Kerrie a job, it gets done," said board member Merrill Adams in nominating Flanagan to the post during a special meeting at Strong School.

"Not only is she someone who has knowledge [about finances] but she is also someone who is willing to teach and to teach us the ins-and-outs of things and what's good practice," Adams said.

After taking her new seat, Flanagan thanked Hennick, who was absent from the meeting, for his service as chairman.

"He did a fine job and worked very hard and I think we all know how demanding our job is as Board of Ed, and even more so as chair, so a very sincere and well deserved thank you for Tom Hennick," Flanagan said.

During the meeting, Norm Hicks was elected secretary and Mary Jane Parsons was elected as treasurer.

DG July 03, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Many, many thanks to Tom for his years of dedicated to service to RSD 13 and for a job well done. Congratulations to Kerrie on her election as BOE Chair and wish her luck in this challenging position.
Michael Doyle July 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I would also like to thank Tom Hennick for his many years of service as Chairman and congratulate Kerrie Flanagan. We are very fortunate to have such fine leaders in our community.
Donia Viola July 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
The change can be good only if Ms. Flanagan decides to return calls to all residents, no matter the situation, as it has not been a common practice for her while seated on the BOE.

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