The Elwood Board of Education welcomed its newest member and vice president, Michael LaMena, at its meeting on Sept 5.
Mr. LaMena was sworn in by District Clerk Mary Lou Janelli first as a member of the board, and following a nomination by board member James Tomeo, he assumed the role of vice president as well.
Mr. LaMena, who previously served multiple terms as a board member, including serving as the board president for the 2016-17 school year, was appointed to the board back in August to fill a vacancy left by former Board President Julia Fried.
“It definitely felt like getting back on a familiar bicycle,” he said. “Being in the meeting last night, I think there’s great things going on in Elwood and any way I can help accelerate that I’m excited about.”
Recently appointed Board President and former Vice President Becky Marcus, welcomed Mr. LaMena’s “wealth of knowledge,” noting that it will be an asset to the board.
Mr. LaMena was equally welcomed by the remaining board members as well as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert.