The Wake County Board of Education has unanimously selected District 2 Representative Kathryn Watson Quigg to serve as its Chairperson for the coming year.
The school board chose Quigg
at its annual meeting on Monday.
The Wake Forest resident succeeds District 9 Representative Bill Fletcher, who nominated Quigg for the position.
Elected to the board of education in 1997, Quigg is a former teacher and mental health professional.
school board chose her
as its Vice-Chair last year.
Mrs. Quigg earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and her M.Ed. at UNC-Chapel Hill.
district encompasses Northern and Eastern Wake County.
The chair of the school board serves as its chief spokesperson and top liaison with other board members and the community.
In accepting the new position, Mrs. Quigg
said, "I promise to give this my best as I interact with other board members, the school system's staff, and our community."