The revamping of the Wake County school board District 8 board advisory council continued tonight with the appointment of three new at-large members.
New District 8 school board member Susan Evans nominated Patty Williams, communications director for the Great Schools in Wake Coalition. Williams is the parent of a student at Athens Drive High.
Evans also nominated Hardin Engelhardt, a magnet parent and former teacher. Like Williams, Engelhardt spoke out at board meetings against the change in the diversity policy.
"No one will work harder than Susan to ensure that teachers receive the resources they need to excel in the classroom and to prosper professionally," Engelhardt said on Evans' campaign endorsement page.
Also at Evans' recommendation, the school board appointed Patty Dressen to the District 8 BAC. She doesn't list any schoolage chldren on her nomination form. But she says she's s a former PTA president at Holly Springs Elementary and Holly Ridge Middle.
The three appointments were among a batch approved on the consent agenda.
With Evans' defeat of Ron Margiotta in October, some BAC members like Hank Dickson, the co-chair, and Beth Shugg, the secretary, resigned. Other members like co-chair Allison Backhouse and Curt Stangler were told by Evans they were being removed from the BAC.
Evans, like Debra Goldman and Deborah Prickett before her, is taking advantage of the policy change enacted by the former board majority making BAC members subject to removal by new board members.