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New Leaders at the Helm of Marion County School Board

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

NEW LEADERS AT THE HELM OF

MARION COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

         

MARION COUNTY – The two newest members of the Marion County School Board now lead the five-person panel as the chair and vice-chair.

 

Eric Cummings is the new school board chair while Nancy Thrower is the new vice-chair. Both were unanimously elected this morning by their peers, who nominated only them for the two positions. 

 

Both Cummings and Thrower joined the board one year ago in November 2018 following successful election campaigns.

 

Cummings is a local pastor and corrections officer.  Thrower is a former teacher of students with special needs.

 

As chair, Cummings leads twice-monthly school board meetings and year-round work sessions.  He also serves on various leadership boards throughout the community and now heads the board’s national search for a new superintendent.

 

Cummings previously served as vice-chair during his first year on the board. He represents district three, including schools in Ocala and Southwest Marion County, Dunnellon, and the Marion Oaks area.

 

Thrower also serves various board appointments and will serve as needed in Cummings’ absence. She represents district four and schools primarily in and around Ocala.

 

Other members of the Marion County School Board include Nancy Stacy (district one), Beth McCall (district two) and Kelly King (district five).

 

By unanimous vote, board members also approved the same meeting schedule as in years past – holding board meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at 5:30PM at 512 SE Third Street in Ocala. 

 

For more information, contact my office directly.

 

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